Fundamentals, Experimental Methods, and Applications

1st Edition - July 1, 2020

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Yves Grohens, Guillaume Vignaud, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Jemy James
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128183939
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128183922

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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

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 376
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: July 1, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128183939
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128183922

About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas is a renowned professor who is serving as the Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, a role which he has held since 1998. He was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University 2017-2018, Director of School of Chemical Science during 2010-2013, Hon. Director of International & Inter-University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2009-2015 and 2016-17. In 2015, Prof. Thomas received his first Docteur Honoris Causa from University of Souther Brittany in Lorient, France. In 2016, he received his second Doctorate honoris causa from University of Lorraine, France. He was awarded the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, FRSC in 2012. He received the Bronze Medal of the Chemical Research Society of India and the MRSI Medal of the Material Research Society of India in 2013. He was the recipient of Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award 2017. He also received TRiLA Academician of the year 2018 award. Prof. Thomas has published more than 1000 publications, and more than 100 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, 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

Dr. Nandakumar Kalarikkal is an Associate Professor at the School of Pure and Applied Physics and Joint Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. His research activities involve applications of nanostructured materials, laser plasma, and phase transitions. He is the recipient of research fellowships and associateships from prestigious government organizations such as the Department of Science and Technology and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of the Government of India. He has active collaborations with national and international scientific institutions in India, South Africa, Slovenia, Canada, France, Germany, Malaysia, Australia, and the United States. He has more than 130 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He also co-edited nine books of scientific interest and co-authored many book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, 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

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