Handbook of Nanoscale Optics and Electronics

Handbook of Nanoscale Optics and Electronics

1st Edition - November 4, 2009
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  • Editor-in-Chief: Gary Wiederrecht
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123751782
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123751799

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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.

Key Features

  • Provides overview of the field of Nano-optics/photonics and electronics, detailing practical examples of photonic technology in a wide range of applications
  • Discusses photonic systems and devices with mathematical rigor precise enough for design purposes
  • A one-stop review of modern nano-optical/photonic and nano-electronic techniques, applications, and developments.


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.

Table of Contents

    1. 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

    Product details

    • No. of pages: 560
    • Language: English
    • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
    • Published: November 4, 2009
    • Imprint: Academic Press
    • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123751782
    • eBook ISBN: 9780123751799

    About the Editor in Chief

    Gary Wiederrecht

    Gary Wiederrecht
    Gary Wiederrecht is the Group Leader of the Nanophotonics Group in the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory. His research interests center on the photochemistry and photophysics of nanoparticles and periodic assemblies, hybrid nanostructures, photochemical energy conversion, and non-linear optical responses resulting from photoinduced charge separation. His experimental expertise is in the areas of ultrafast optical spectroscopy and scanning probe microscopy, including near-field scanning optical microscopy. He has received an R&D100 award, the Department of Energy Young Scientist Award, and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He has authored or co-authored approximately 80 peer-reviewed research articles, and works collaboratively with scientists around the world. He enjoys traveling, nature, and spending time with his family.

    Chemist, Group Leader, Nanophotonics Group

    Argonne National Laboratory

    Chemistry Division, E161

    9700 South Cass Avenue

    Argonne, IL 60439-4831

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Group Leader, Nanophotonics Group, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA