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
    2. Surface nanophotonics theory
    3. Nanohole arrays
    4. Photonic crystals – theory
    5. Photonic crystals – experimental
    6. Metamaterials
    7. Thin film quantum wells
    8. Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy
    9. Organic LEDs
    10. Evanescent plasmonic sensors
    11. Nanoscience for energy (quantum dot solar cells)
    12. Optical holograghic data storage
    13. Super-RENS optical near-field methods
    14. Nanoelectronic devices
    15. Spintronics
    16. Molecular devices
    17. Nanoscale transistors
    18. 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

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