Paras N. Prasad

ISBN: 9788126560974

432 pages

Exclusively distributed by CBS Publishers & Distributors



Nanophotonics is emerging as a multidisciplinary new frontier of science and technology and is capturing the imagination of scientists and engineers worldwide because of its potential applications to many areas of present and future information and image processing technologies. These technologies are expected to revolutionize many aspects of data collection, processing, interpretation, display and storage. Novel nanostructured materials are critically needed for implementation of these revolutionary technologies.




1. Introduction.

1.1 Nanophotonics--An Exciting Frontier in Nanotechnology.

1.2 Nanophotonics at a Glance.

1.3 Multidisciplinary Education, Training and Research.

1.4. Rationale for this Book.

1.5 Opportunities for Basic Research and Development of New Technologies.

1.6 Scope of this Book.


2. Foundations for Nanophotonics.

2.1 Photons and Electrons: Similarities and Differences.

2.2 Nanoscale Optical Interactions.

2.3 Nanoscale Confinement of Electronic Interactions.

2.4 Highlights of the Chapter.


3. Near-Field Interaction and Microscopy.

3.1 Near-Field Optics.

3.2 Theoretical Modeling of Near-Field Nanoscopic Interactions.

3.3 Near-Field Microscopy.

3.4 Examples of Near-Field Studies.

3.5 Apertureless Near-Field Spectroscopy and Microscopy.

3.6 Nanoscale Enhancement of Optical Interactions.

3.7 Time- and Space-Resolved Studies of Nanoscale Dynamics.

3.8 Commercially Available Sources for Near-Field Microscope.

3.9 Highlights of the Chapter.


4. Quantum-Confined Materials.

4.1 Inorganic Semiconductors.

4.2 Manifestations of Quantum Confinement.

4.3 Dielectric Confinement Effect.

4.4 Superlattices.

4.5 Core-Shell Quantum Dots and Quantum Dot-Quantum Wells.

4.6 Quantum-Confined Structures as Lasing Media.

4.7 Organic Quantum-Confined Structures.

4.8 Highlights of the Chapter.


5. Plasmonics.

5.1 Metallic Nanoparticles and Nanorods.

5.2 Metallic Nanoshells.

5.3 Local Field Enhancement.

5.4 Subwavelength Aperture Plasmonics.

5.5 Plasmonic Wave Guiding.

5.6 Applications of Metallic Nanostructures.

5.7 Radiative Decay Engineering.

5.8 Highlights of the Chapter.


6. Nanocontrol of Excitation Dynamics.

6.1 Nanostructure and Excited States.

6.2 Rare-Earth Doped Nanostructures.

6.3 Up-Converting Nanophores.

6.4 Photon Avalanche.

6.5 Quantum Cutting.

6.6 Site Isolating Nanoparticles.

6.7 Highlights of the Chapter.


7. Growth and Characterization of Nanomaterials.

7.1 Growth Methods for Nanomaterials.

7.2 Characterization of Nanomaterials.

7.3 Highlights of the Chapter.


8. Nanostructured Molecular Architectures.

8.1 Noncovalent Interactions.

8.2 Nanostructured Polymeric Media.

8.3 Molecular Machines.

8.4 Dendrimers.

8.5 Supramolecular Structures.

8.6 Monolayer and Multilayer Molecular Assemblies.

8.7 Highlights of the Chapter.


9. Photonic Crystals.

9.1 Basics Concepts.

9.2 Theoretical Modeling of Photonic Crystals.

9.3 Features of Photonic Crystals.

9.4 Methods of Fabrication.

9.5 Photonic Crystal Optical Circuitry.

9.6 Nonlinear Photonic Crystals.

9.7 Photonic Crystal Fibers (PCF).

9.8 Photonic Crystals and Optical Communications.

9.9 Photonic Crystal Sensors.

9.10 Highlights of the Chapter.


10. Nanocomposites.

10.1 Nanocomposites as Photonic Media.

10.2 Nanocomposite Waveguides.

10.3 Random Lasers: Laser Paints.

10.4 Local Field Enhancement.

10.5 Multiphasic Nanocomposites.

10.6 Nanocomposites for Optoelectronics.

10.7 Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystals (PDLC).

10.8 Nanocomposite Metamaterials.

10.9 Highlights of the Chapter.


11. Nanolithography.

11.1 Two-Photon Lithography.

11.2 Near-Field Lithography.

11.3 Near-Field Phase-Mask Soft Lithography.

11.4 Plasmon Printing.

11.5 Nanosphere Lithography.

11.6 Dip-Pen Nanolithography.

11.7 Nanoimprint Lithography.

11.8 Photonically Aligned Nanoarrays.

11.9 Highlights of the Chapter.


12. Biomaterials and Nanophotonics.

12.1 Bioderived Materials.

12.2 Bioinspired Materials.

12.3 Biotemplates.

12.4 Bacteria as Biosynthesizers.

12.5 Highlights of the Chapter.


13. Nanophotonics for Biotechnology and Nanomedicine.

13.1 Near-Field Bioimaging.

13.2 Nanoparticles for Optical Diagnostics and Targeted Therapy.

13.3 Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Bioimaging.

13.4 Up-Converting Nanophores for Bioimaging.

13.5 Biosensing.

13.6 Nanoclinics for Optical Diagnostics and Targeted Therapy.

13.7 Nanoclinic Gene Delivery.

13.8 Nanoclinics for Photodynamic Therapy.

13.9 Highlights of the Chapter.


14. Nanophotonics and the Marketplace.

14.1 Nanotechnology, Lasers, and Photonics.

14.2 Optical Nanomaterials.

14.3 Quantum-Confined Lasers.

14.4 Near-Field Microscopy.

14.5 Nanolithography.

14.6 Future Outlook for Nanophotonics.

14.7 Highlights of the Chapter.