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: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 400
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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 builds upon the development of materials with enhanced optical properties, as well as the demand for novel metal-dielectric nanocomposites and nanostructured materials with potential for technological applications,. The book covers various aspects of metal-dielectric nanocomposites and metallic-nanostructures, illustrates techniques used to prepare and to characterize the materials, the physical properties of interest as well as some possible applications.

The book consists of three main sections:

  • Enhanced Luminescence) focuses on advances in nanocomposites with enhanced luminescence properties due to contributions of metal nanoparticles hosted in photonic glasses
  • Near and Far-field Optical Phenomena covers nonlinear optical properties of metal-colloids, amorphous and crystalline films containing metal-nanoparticles, and the optical response of single nanoparticles that reveal quantum phenomena in the nanoscale
  • Photonic Devices is dedicated to advances on devices such as dye-sensitized solar cells with gold nanoparticles, biopolymers-metal composites and applications, plasmonic effects in metal-organic films and waveguides for infrared light amplification

This is an important research reference for materials scientists wanting to learn more about 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, and the use of each in photonics
  • Discusses the pros and cons of using different metallic nanostructures for different photonic applications
  • Includes case studies to 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, and the nonlinear optical effects for ultrafast optical devices based on glasses with bimetallic 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