Plasmonics: Fundamentals and Applications

Plasmonics: Fundamentals and Applications

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Considered a major field of photonics, plasmonics offers the potential to confine and guide light below the diffraction limit and promises a new generation of highly miniaturized photonic devices. This book combines a comprehensive introduction with an extensive overview of the current state of the art. Coverage includes plasmon waveguides, cavities for field-enhancement, nonlinear processes and the emerging field of active plasmonics studying interactions of surface plasmons with active media.The first part of the book describes the fundamentals of this research area, starting with a review of Maxwell s equations in a form suited to the description of metals.

Title:Plasmonics: Fundamentals and Applications
Author:Stefan Alexander Maier
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-05-16


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