This book represents the first comprehensive overview over amorphous nano-optical and nano-photonic systems. Nanophotonics is a burgeoning branch of optics that enables many applications by steering the mould of light on length scales smaller than the wavelength with devoted nanostructures. Amorphous nanophotonics exploits self-organization mechanisms based on bottom-up approaches to fabricate nanooptical systems. The resulting structures presented in the book are characterized by a deterministic unit cell with tailored geometries; but their spatial arrangement is not controlled. Instead of periodic, the structures appear either amorphous or random. The aim of this book is to discuss all aspects related to observable effects in amorphous nanophotonic material and aspects related to their design, fabrication, characterization and integration into applications. The book has an interdisciplinary nature with contributions from scientists in physics, chemistry and materials sciences and sheds light on the topic from many directions.
Dielectric amorphous photonics materials and structures.- Photonic quasi-crystals.- Solar cells with scattering and nanostructures.- Disordered photonic crystals.- Light localization in dielectric media.- Amorphous plasmonics.- Fabrication methods.- Structural characterization techniques.- Numerical means to describe optics in amorphous media.- Analytical and quasi-analytical treatment.- Homogenization techniques and the problem of how to deal with different length scales.- Electromagnetic characterization techniques.- New physical (electromagnetic) phenomena emerging due to irregularities of nanostructures.- Implementing applications of fabricated structures.- Analogies to other branches of physics.
Carsten Rockstuhl is Junior-Professor for Theoretical Nanooptics, Univ. Jena.
Toralf Scharf is Senior scientist at the Optics and Photonics Laboratory, Institute of Microengineering, EPFL, Head of Research for Information Optics in the Applied Optics Group at the Institute of Microtechnology, Neuchâtel
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Collana: Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics
Dimensioni: 235 x 155 mm Ø 5913 gr
Illustration Notes:166 Illustrations, black and white
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