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Nano-Optics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128183922, 9780128183939


1st Edition

Fundamentals, Experimental Methods, and Applications

Editors: Sabu Thomas Yves Grohens Guillaume Vignaud Nandakumar Kalarikkal Jemy James
eBook ISBN: 9780128183939
Paperback ISBN: 9780128183922
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st July 2020
Page Count: 376
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Table of Contents

1. From nature: Optics, nanotechnology, and nano-optics
2. Nano-optics: Challenges, trends, and future
3. Nano-optics for healthcare applications
4. Laser, nanoparticles, and optics
5. Introduction to quantum plasmonic sensing
6. Nanobiophotonics and fluorescence nanoscopy in 2020
7. Nanotechnology-based fiber-optic chemical and biosensors
8. Light transport in three-dimensional photonic crystals
9. Application of two-dimensional materials in fiber laser systems
10. Carbon nanotube-based sensors and their application
11. Optical fiber coated with zinc oxide nanorods toward light sidecoupling for sensing application
12. Synthesis, characterization, and applications of opals
13. Theoretical methods, simulation and modeling in nano-optics
14. Photonic crystals-based light-trapping approach in solar cells


Nano-Optics: Fundamentals, Experimental Methods, and Applications offers insights into the fundamentals and industrial applications of nanoscale light-emitting materials and their composites. This book serves as a reference, offering an overview of existing research, with a particular focus on industrial applications. Nano-optics is the branch of nanoscience and nanotechnology that deals with interaction of light with nanoscale objects. This book explores the materials, structure, manufacturing techniques, and industrial applications of nano-optics. The applications discussed include healthcare, communication, astronomy, and satellites.

Key Features

  • Explains the major manufacturing techniques for light-emitting nanoscale materials
  • Discusses how nanoscale optical materials are being used in a range of industrial applications
  • Assesses the challenges of using nano-optics in a mass-production context


Academics and R&D industry researchers in the fields of materials science and engineering


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About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas is a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, as well as the Director of Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He received his Ph.D. in 1987 in Polymer Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London and a member of the American Chemical Society. He has been ranked no.5 in India with regard to the number of publications (most productive scientists). Prof. Thomas’s research group is specialized areas of polymers which includes Polymer blends, Fibre filled polymer composites, Particulate-filled polymer composites and their morphological characterization, Ageing and degradation, Pervaporation phenomena, sorption and diffusion, Interpenetrating polymer systems, Recyclability and reuse of waste plastics and rubbers, Elastomer crosslinking, Dual porous nanocomposite scaffolds for tissue engineering etc. Prof. Thomas’s research group has extensive exchange programs with different industries, research and academic institutions all over the world and is performing world class collaborative research in various fields. Professors Centre is equipped with various sophisticated instruments and has established the state-of-the-art experimental facilities which cater for the needs of researchers within the country and abroad.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Yves Grohens

Professor Yves Grohens is the Director of the LIMATB (Material Engineering) Laboratory of Université de Bretagne Sud, France. His master's and PhD degrees were from Besançon University, France. After finishing his studies, he worked as assistant professor and later professor in various reputed universities in France. He is an invited professor to many universities in different parts of the world as well. His areas of interest include physicochemical studies of polymer surfaces and interfaces, phase transitions in thin films confinement, nano and bio composites design and characterization, and biodegradation of polymers and biomaterials. He has written several book chapters, monographs, and scientific reviews and has published 130 international publications. He is the chairman and member of advisory committees of many international conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, ComposiTIC laboratory, University of South Brittany, France.

Guillaume Vignaud

Guillaume Vignaud is Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of South Brittany, France. His research focuses on the optical properties of nanoscale thin films.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, University of South Brittany, France

Nandakumar Kalarikkal

Nandakumar Kalarikkal is the Director at the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology as well as the Director & Chair of the School of Pure and Applied Physics at Mahatma Gandhi University in India. He was the keynote speaker at the International Conference on Polymer Processing and Characterization-ICPPC 2017 held at Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland in September 2017. His research interests include the syntheses, characterization and applications of various Nanomaterials, LASER-matter interactions, ion irradiation effects on various novel materials, and phase transitions.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India

Jemy James

Dr Jemy James obtained his Phd from University of South Brittany, France, and is presently working at WITec GmbH, Germany. He was earlier Junior Research Fellow at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottyam, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Support Engineer, WITec GmbH, Germany