Fundamentals and Applications of Nanophotonics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781782424642, 9781782424871

Fundamentals and Applications of Nanophotonics

1st Edition

Editors: Joseph W. Haus
eBook ISBN: 9781782424871
Hardcover ISBN: 9781782424642
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 8th January 2016
Page Count: 426
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Nanophotonics

2 Electrodynamics and the Wave Nature of Light: Maxwell Equations

3 Quantum Mechanics and Computation in Nanophotonics

4 Materials

5 Nanofabrication Techniques

6 Nanocharacterization

7 Effective Medium Theories

8 Plasmonics

9 Metamaterials

10 Nonlinear Optics from a Classical Perspective

11 Nanophotonic Devices


Fundamentals and Applications of Nanophotonics includes a comprehensive discussion of the field of nanophotonics, including key enabling technologies that have the potential to drive economic growth and impact numerous application domains such as ICT, the environment, healthcare, military, transport, manufacturing, and energy.

This book gives readers the theoretical underpinnings needed to understand the latest advances in the field. After an introduction to the area, chapters two and three cover the essential topics of electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and computation as they relate to nanophotonics.

Subsequent chapters explore materials for nanophotonics, including nanoparticles, photonic crystals, nanosilicon, nanocarbon, III-V, and II-VI semiconductors. In addition, fabrication and characterization techniques are addressed, along with the importance of plasmonics, and the applications of nanophotonics in devices such as lasers, LEDs, and photodetectors.

Key Features

  • Covers electrodynamics, quantum mechanics and computation as these relate to nanophotonics
  • Reviews materials, fabrication and characterization techniques for nanophotonics
  • Describes applications of the technology such as lasers, LEDs and photodetectors


academics and postgraduate students in photonics, optics and nanoscience as well as those working industrially in nanotechnology, photonics, microelectronics, nanoelectronics, semiconductors, sensors, lasers, optical materials and devices, biology and nanomaterials.


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About the Editors

Joseph W. Haus Editor

Joseph Haus is a professor and director of the Electro-Optics Program at the University of Dayton, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Dayton, OH, USA