Present advancements in optical applied sciences are being directed towards nanoscale units with subwavelength dimensions, during which photons are manipulated at the nanoscale. even though mild is obviously the quickest ability to ship info to and from the nanoscale, there's a primary incompatibility among mild on the microscale and units and strategies on the nanoscale. Nanostructured metals which help floor plasmon modes can focus electromagnetic (EM) fields to a small fraction of a wavelength whereas improving neighborhood box strengths by way of numerous orders of importance. accordingly, plasmonic nanostructures can function optical couplers around the nano–micro interface: metal–dielectric and metal–semiconductor nanostructures can act as optical nanoantennae and increase mild topic coupling in nanoscale units. This booklet describes how you can totally combine plasmonic nanostructures into dielectric, semiconductor, and molecular photonic units, for directing photons around the nano–micro interface and for detecting molecules with unsurpassed sensitivity.
·Nanophotonics and Nanoplasmonics
·Metamaterials and negative-index materials
·Plasmon-enhanced sensing and spectroscopy
·Imaging and sensing at the nanoscale
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