Thin Film Nanophotonics

Thin Film Nanophotonics

Conclusions from the Third International Workshop on Thin Films for Electronics, Electro-Optics, Energy and Sensors (TFE3S)

1st Edition - August 25, 2021

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  • Editors: Guru Subramanyam, Partha Banerjee, Karl Gudmundsson, Akhlesh Lakhtakia
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128220856
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128220863

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Thin Film Nanophotonics: Conclusions from the Third International Workshop on Thin Films for Electronics, Electro-Optics, Energy and Sensors (TFE3S) provides up-to-date coverage of the properties and photonic applications of nanostructured thin films,  including discussions on optical waveguides, photonic lattices for wideband reflectors, polarizers, bandpass filters, meta surfaces, plasmonic resonance sensors, smart windows, optical switches, photovoltaics, and many more. This is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and physicists working in the areas of nanomaterials and photonics. New thin film applications such as thin-film topological insulators and 2D materials are gaining attention and growing exponentially, hence this book is an ideal reference on how engineered thin films for various nano-photonics applications present exponential growth in a wide array of areas.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the interaction of photons with nanostructured thin films, nanocrystals, nanowires, semiconductor nanodots and photonic crystals
  • Offers a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in thin-film nanophotonics
  • Discusses how the properties of thin films make them particularly useful for photonic applications


Materials scientists and engineers

Table of Contents

  • Part I Basics
    1. Optical propagation through metamaterial structures with multilayered metallo-dielectrics: Hyperbolic dispersion and transmission filters
    2. Spectral characteristics of a thin lithographic tri-layer chiral slab resonator
    3. Structural, electrical, and electromagnetic properties of nanostructured vanadium dioxide thin films
    4. Photoactive ZnO nanostructured thin films modified with TiO2, and reduced graphene oxide
    5. Orthotropic friction at the edges and interior of graphene and graphene fluoride and frictional anisotropy of graphene at the nanoscale

    Part II Applications
    6. Optical manipulation of nanoparticles with structured light
    7. Design and nanophotonic thin film devices using phase change materials
    8. Chromogenically tunable thin film photonic crystals
    9. Thin-film solar cells with graded-bandgap photon-absorbing layer

Product details

  • No. of pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: August 25, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128220856
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128220863

About the Editors

Guru Subramanyam

Guru Subramanyam is Professor at the Center of Excellence for Thin-film Research and Surface Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton, USA. His research focuses on high temperature-capable smart modules for Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC), and thin-films for electronics, electro-optics, energy, and sensors.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Center of Excellence for Thin-film Research and Surface Engineering, University of Dayton, OH, USA

Partha Banerjee

Partha Banerjee is Professor and Chair of the Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Dayton, USA. His research interests include digital and dynamic holography, photo refractivity, optical and acoustic metamaterials, nonlinear optics and acoustics, computational electromagnetics, and optical trapping.

Affiliations and Expertise

Partha Banerjee, Chair and Professor, Electro-Optics and Photonics, University of Dayton, OH, USA

Karl Gudmundsson

Karl S. Gudmundsson (PhD) graduated from the Marine Engineering College of Iceland in 1984. He received his BS and MS degrees in computer engineering in 1996 and 1998, and his PhD in engineering, concentrating on electrical engineering, from Wright State University, in 2004. His research interests include theoretical and experimental, optical signal/image processing, classification, and tracking, optical computing algorithms, and architectures.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Iceland, Iceland

Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Akhlesh Lakhtakia is an Evan Pugh University Professor and The Charles Godfrey Binder (Endowed) Professor in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, at Pennsylvania State University, USA. He received his BTech. (1979) and DSc (2006) degrees from Banaras Hindu University, India, and his MS (1981) and PhD (1983) degrees from the University of Utah, USA. His current research interests include electromagnetic and elastodynamic fields in complex materials and architected materials, including sculptured thin-films and mimumes, thin-film solar cells, biologically inspired design, and forensic science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

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