Handbook of Nanoscale Optics and Electronics


  • Gary Wiederrecht, Group Leader, Nanophotonics Group, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA

With the increasing demand for smaller, faster, and more highly integrated optical and electronic devices, as well as extremely sensitive detectors for biomedical and environmental applications, a field called nano-optics or nano-photonics/electronics is emerging - studying the many promising optical properties of nanostructures. Like nanotechnology itself, it is a rapidly evolving and changing field - but because of strong research activity in optical communication and related devices, combined with the intensive work on nanotechnology, nano-optics is shaping up fast to be a field with a promising future. This book serves as a one-stop review of modern nano-optical/photonic and nano-electronic techniques, applications, and developments.
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Materials scientists, chemists, physicists, (telecommunications, computer) engineers, surface and physical chemists, advanced undergraduate and graduate students in electrical and electronic engineering, nanoscience, materials, bioengineering and chemical engineering.


Book information

  • Published: November 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-375178-2

Table of Contents

    Metallic nanostructures and plasmonics; Surface nanophotonics theory; Nanohole arrays; Photonic crystals – theory; Photonic crystals – experimental; Metamaterials; Thin film quantum wells; Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy; Organic LEDs; Evanescent plasmonic sensors; Nanoscience for energy (quantum dot solar cells); Optical holograghic data storage; Super-RENS optical near-field methods; Nanoelectronic devices; Spintronics; Molecular devices; Nanoscale transistors; Nano-CMOS