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Light-Matter Interaction: Physics and Engineering at the Nanoscale (Hardback)
  • Light-Matter Interaction: Physics and Engineering at the Nanoscale (Hardback)

Light-Matter Interaction: Physics and Engineering at the Nanoscale (Hardback)

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Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 06/12/2012
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This book draws together the essential elements of classical electrodynamics, surface wave physics, plasmonic materials, and circuit theory of electrical engineering to provide insight into the essential physics of nanoscale light-matter interaction and to provide design methodology for practical nanoscale plasmonic devices. A chapter on classical and quantal radiation also highlights the similarities (and differences) between the classical fields of Maxwell's equations and the wave functions of Schrodinger's equation. The aim of this chapter is to provide a semiclassical picture of atomic absorption and emission of radiation, lending credence and physical plausibility to the "rules" of standard wave-mechanical calculations. The structure of the book is designed around five principal chapters, but many of the chapters have extensive "complements" that either treat important digressions from the main body or penetrate deeper into some fundamental issue. Furthermore, at the end of the book are several appendices to provide readers with a convenient reference for frequently-occurring special functions and explanations of the analytical tools, such as vector calculus and phasors, needed to express important results in electromagnetics and waveguide theory.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198567653
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 710 g
Dimensions: 247 x 186 x 20 mm

This book provides a clear and concise explanation of the classical electromagnetism and basic quantum mechanics needed to explore interactions between light and matter [] those who seek a good grounding in electromagnetics will find this text very useful. There are also a number of helpful supplements and appendices which provide added detail on diverse topics. * Optics & Photonics *
Light-Matter Interaction is pleasant to read and does a good job of introducing the reader to electromagnetic waves in matter and to nanoscale radiation-matter interactions, with a focus on surface and interface phenomena. The books distinctive feature is its joining of physics and engineering in its description of surface plasmons: Youll find both a detailed description of the theoretical bases and examples from real metallic systems. * Physics Today *

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