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Introduction to Nanophotonics

Henri Benisty, Jean-Jacques Greffet, and Philippe Lalanne

February 2022

ISBN: 9780198786139

656 pages
Hardback
246x171mm

Oxford Graduate Texts

Price: £60.00

This book provides an introduction to nanophotonics, a newly emerged and rapidly evolving field combining optics, quantum physics, material sciences, and electrical engineering. It illustrates the theoretical foundations as well as the major advances in the field based on artificial metallic and dielectric nanostructures.

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This book provides an introduction to nanophotonics, a newly emerged and rapidly evolving field combining optics, quantum physics, material sciences, and electrical engineering. It illustrates the theoretical foundations as well as the major advances in the field based on artificial metallic and dielectric nanostructures.

  • Covers the basics of mathematics and physics of the subject, ensuring accessibility to a diverse readership
  • Based on material from several lectures given by the authors at the Institut d'Optique Graduate School
  • Contains 146 exercises to reinforce understanding and encourage further discussion

About the Author(s)

Henri Benisty, Professor, Institut d'Optique, Université Paris-Saclay, Jean-Jacques Greffet, Professor, Institut d'Optique, Université Paris-Saclay, and Philippe Lalanne, CNRS Research Director, Laboratoire Photonique, Numérique et Nanosciences

Henri Benisty received his PhD in electrochemistry in 1989 in Paris, working on the photonics of semiconductor integrated optics devices and LEDs enhanced with microcavities and two-dimensional photonic crystals, with the aim to improve either light confinement or light extraction. He is the co-founder of the French startup Genewave (now merged with Finnish Mobidiag), which works on fluorescence biochips. He has contributed to studies of sensors featuring a resonant waveguide grating response in various contexts and was instrumental to introducing the the idea of plasmonic losses within the recently introduced topic of parity-time symmetry in optics.

Jean-Jacques Greffet is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris-Saclay. He received his PhD in solid state physics in 1988 from Université Paris-Sud working in light scattering by rough surfaces. Between 1994 and 2005, he worked on the theory of image formation in near-field optics. Since 1998, he has made a number of seminal contributions to the field of thermal radiation at the nanoscale including the demonstration of coherent thermal sources and the prediction and measurement of giant radiative heat transfer at the nanoscale due to surface phonon polaritons. Since 2000, he has contributed to the field of quantum plasmonics and light emission with nanoantennas and metasurfaces.

Philippe Lalanne is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de St Cloud. Currently, he is a CNRS researcher working at Bordeaux University. He is an expert in nanoscale electrodynamics, with an emphasis on modelling and theory. His current research is devoted to understanding how light interacts with subwavelength structures to demonstrate novel optical functionalities. He has launched new modal theories and has pioneered the development of large-NA metalenses with high-index nanostructures in the 1990s.

Table of Contents

    Part I - Basics of Electromagnetic Optics
    1:Basics of Electrodynamics of Continuous Media
    2:Radiation
    3:Electrodynamics in Material Media: Constitutive Relations
    4:Propagation
    5:Reflection and Refraction at an Interface
    6:Guided Modes
    7:Basics of Resonators and Cavities
    Part II - Optical Properties of Confined Electrons
    8:Semiconductors and Quantum Wells
    9:More Conned Electrons : Quantum Dots and Quantum Wires
    Part III - Advanced Concepts in Nanophotonics
    10:Fundamental Concepts of Near-Field Optics
    11:Introduction to Super-Resolution Optical Imaging
    12:Scattering. Green Tensor and Local Density of Electromagnetic States
    Part IV - Plasmonics
    13:Propagating Surface Plasmons
    14:Localized Surface Plasmons
    Part V - Articial Media: Photonics Crystals and Meta-Materials
    15:Propagation in Periodic Media (I) : Bloch Modes and Homogenization
    16:Propagation in Periodic Media (II): Photonic Crystals
    17:Periodic Waveguide
    18:Metamaterials and Metasurfaces
    Part VI - Confined Photons: Nanoantennas, Microcavities and Optoelectronic Devices
    19:Controlling Light-Matter Interaction at the Nanoscale with Cavities and Nanoantennas
    20:From Nanophotonics to Devices
    Part VII - Fluctuational Electrodynamics
    21:Fluctuational Electrodynamics

Reviews

"The last decade has seen a true revolution in the field of nanophotonics. This textbook provides a comprehensive overview at an introductory level, written by three eminent figures in the field. It will be invaluable to students and researchers alike." - Andrea Alù, City University of New York

"Introduction to Nanophotonics is more than a treatise on photons and electrons being lost on tiny metallic islands or in a jungle of nano-structured materials; the authors discuss numerous useful configurations while ensuring the reader does not lose sight of the underlying principles, including an unprecedentedly clear description of the role of plasmons. " - Dieter Pohl, University of Basel

"This is a comprehensive, unified account of the subject of nanophotonics written by highly respected members of the optics and solid-state physics communities. " - Mark Fox, University of Sheffield

"Written by leading authorities working at the cutting edge of the field, this textbook is a uniquely comprehensive, coherent, and rigorous introduction to nanophotonics." - Lucio Andreani, University of Pavia