Series: Nanophotonics

Nanophotonics is a topical and highly distinctive area of modern optics. It is a field that has exhibited phenomenal growth in recent years, at both the research and applications level, and which now accounts for much of the highest impact, most cutting edge research and development activity in optics. It is a highly interdisciplinary area whose subject provenance encompasses materials science including metamaterials, chemistry and physics (and some biology), alongside electrodynamics and optics – both linear and nonlinear, classical and quantum. Together with continued advances in optical and material fabrication, this confluence and fusion goes some way to explain the fervent interest and innovation that now characterizes the subject.

The essence of nanophotonics is a focus on physical systems and optical interactions whose characteristics are substantially modified – in some cases almost entirely determined – by nanoscale features. Indeed, light and optical properties are widely involved throughout the field of nanotechnology. Here, the character of optical propagation and measurement commonly involves an intricate interplay of structural, spectroscopic, electromagnetic, electronic and quantum optical features. In a sense, ‘nanophotonics’ is a term that subsumes ‘nano-optics’; both cover a common ground, but the former term is more often used in particular for systems and effects where quantum effects are manifest. Much of the active research either directly or indirectly concerns surfaces – for example nanofabricated surfaces and surface plasmonics, thin film optics, near-field interactions, evanescent waves and sub-wavelength aperture effects. Other kinds of response are manifest in supramolecular and polymeric systems, cavity nanophotonic structures and nano-antennas.

The aim of this series is to produce a reliable resource that will become recognized as both comprehensive and definitive, spanning the field in topics that include theoretical foundations, mechanisms, optical techniques, characterization principles, novel fabrication and synthetic methods, calculational and modeling advances, devices, and applications. This whole area particularly needs advanced volumes that properly capture the principles and the real advances, in mature and reflective accounts that are true to the research forefront - yet without the hype that can be found in much of the ‘latest advance’ literature. It is intended that these volumes, invited from well respected authors, will attain a coherent level and approach, so that all volumes are equally accessible to readership from different areas of the subject base. Some contributions may be authored; many will be edited volumes. At the commissioning stage each volume will have an individual proposal for separate review, detailing competition that is specific to the case.

Series Editor: David L. Andrews leads the nanophotonics and quantum electrodynamics research group at the University of East Anglia, UK. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several international journals, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 1988, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 1999, and a Fellow of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, in 2006. He is now a member of the Board of Directors of SPIE, where he is strongly involved in conference organization. He has over 300 research papers to his name, published in peer-reviewed journals, and has also authored or edited a dozen books. His considerable editorial experience includes a recent 4-volume set on photonics for Wiley, and he was also the Editor-in-Chief of Comprehensive Nanoscience & Technology for Elsevier, which published in 2009

Book Series: Carbon-Based Nanoelectromagnetics

Most recent volume


Volume . Carbon-Based Nanoelectromagnetics

Published: 1st April 2019 Editors: Antonio Maffucci Sergey Maksimenko Yuri Svirko

Carbon-Based Nanoelectromagnetics provides detailed insights into the electromagnetic interactions of carbon-based nanostructured materials such as graphene and carbon nanotubes. Chapters within the book offer a comprehensive overview on this discipline, starting with an introduction to the field-matter interaction, its features, and finally, its applications in microwave, THz and optical frequency ranges. Electromagnetics at the nanoscale level has become a major research area in recent years as the synthesis of a variety of carbon-based nanostructures has progressed dramatically, thus opening the era of nanoelectronics and nanophotonics.

To meet the challenges of these new fields, a thorough knowledge is required of the peculiar properties of the electromagnetic field. The novel behavior of the electromagnetic fields interacting with nano-sized elements and nano-structured has motivated the birth of this new research discipline, ‘Nanoelectromagnetics’.

Additional volumes


Neurophotonics and Biomedical Spectroscopy

Published: 22nd November 2018 Editors: Robert Alfano Lingyan Shi

Metal Nanostructures for Photonics

Published: 31st August 2018 Editors: Luciana Reyes Pires Kassab Cid Bartolomeu De Araujo

Nanotechnology for Microelectronics and Photonics

Published: 12th June 2017 Authors: Raúl José Martín-Palma José Martínez-Duart

Light Robotics - Structure-mediated Nanobiophotonics

Published: 30th May 2017 Authors: Jesper Glückstad Darwin Palima