Metal Nanostructures for Photonics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081023785

Metal Nanostructures for Photonics

1st Edition

Editors: Luciana Reyes Pires Kassab Cid Bartolomeu De Araujo
Paperback ISBN: 9780081023785
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 3rd September 2018
Page Count: 344
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Table of Contents

Section I Overview

Section II Enhanced Luminescence
1. Metal-dielectric composites based on germanate and tellurite glasses
2. Enhanced luminescence of antimony glass with metallic nanoparticles
3. Enhanced luminescence due to plasmonic coupling by metal nanoparticles

Section III Near- and Far-field Optical Phenomena
1. Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of metal-dielectric nanocomposites
2. High-order nonlinearities of metal-colloids
3. Near-field optical properties of alloyed metal-nanoparticles
4. Second harmonic generation by metallic nanoparticles
5. Coupling single plasmonic particles for quantum non-linear elements

Section IV Photonic Devices
1. Dye sensitized solar cells using gold nanoparticles
2. Integrated nanophotonic devices
3. Plasmonics for the characterization of metal organic films and nanoparticles
4. Biopolymers-metal composites


Metal Nanostructures for Photonics presents updates on the development of materials with enhanced optical properties and the demand for novel metal-dielectric nanocomposites and nanostructured materials. The book covers various aspects of metal-dielectric nanocomposites and metallic-nanostructures and illustrates techniques used to prepare and characterize materials and their physical properties. It focuses on three main sections, nanocomposites with enhanced luminescence properties due to contributions of metal nanoparticles hosted in photonic glasses, near and far-field optical phenomena, and the optical response of single nanoparticles that reveal quantum phenomena in the nanoscale, amongst other topics.

This book will serve as an important research reference for materials scientists who want to learn more on how a range of metallic nanostructured materials are used in photonics.

Key Features

  • Sets out the properties of a range of metal-dielectric nanostructures and nanocomposites, along with the use cases for each in photonics
  • Discusses the pros and cons of using different metallic nanostructures for different photonic applications
  • Includes case studies that illustrate how metallic nanostructures have successfully been applied in photonics


Materials scientists and engineers interested in nanomaterials selection and esign for photonics


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About the Editors

Luciana Reyes Pires Kassab Editor

Luciana Reyes Pires Kassab has 25 years of research experience, and her research interests include plasmon assisted efficiency enhancement of rare-earth doped glasses covered solar cells, new fabrication processes of pedestal waveguides for integrated photonics, studies of the plasmonic effects on the optical gain of rare earth doped waveguides for the first and third telecommunication window, influence of silicon nanoparticles on the photoluminescence and optical gain enhancement of rare –earth doped germanate and tellurite glasses, the nonlinear optical effects for ultrafast optical devices based on glasses with Au, Ag nanoparticles and with silicon nanocrystals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Physics, Faculdade de Tecnologia de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Cid Bartolomeu De Araujo Editor

Cid B. de Araújo has almost 40 years’ research experience, and his research focuses on his laser spectroscopy of materials nonlinear optics and photonics

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - UFPE, Recife, Brazil