Textbook on Nano-Optics
book provides an overview of nano-optics by covering both, mathematical
/ theoretical and experimental concepts. The book is intended
as a textbook but is also usable as a reference for scientists
and teachers. Problem sets are provided for each topic.
The book covers topics such
as strongly focused light, the diffraction limit, near-field microscopy,
experimental techniques, properties of nanoscale emitters and
interactions with local environments. The subsequent chapters
provide an introduction into photonic crystals, optical resonators,
and surface plasmons. Forces generated in confined fields and
the role of electromagnetic fluctuations in nanoscale structures
(van der Waals / Casimir forces) are discussed. The final chapter
provides an overview of theoretical methods commonly used in the
field of nano-optics.
The book was reviewed in Optics & Photonics News, Physics Today, and in Contemporary Physics.