This book explores the role of surface effects in optical phenomena in nanoscience, from two different perspectives. When systems are reduced in volume, the ratio of surface versus volume increases. At the level of single nanostructures this translates into an enhanced role of interfacial chemistry and thermodynamics. At the level of systems of nanostructures, it translates into larger density on interfaces, which in turn leads to such intriguing collective effects as plasmonics or multiple reflection and refraction phenomena. The book highlights both perspectives presenting sample applications. Without claiming to be exhaustive, the book aims to stimulate readers in this potentially rewarding field.
About the Author
David Andrews, Professor of Chemical Physics at the University of East Anglia, conducts fundamental research in photonics and energy transport, optomechanical forces and nonlinear optics. He has two hundred research papers and nine other books to his name. Andrews is a Fellow of the SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, and also of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Institute of Physics. He is Chair of the SPIE Nanotechnology Technical Group, and the Nanophotonics conference at Photonics Europe.
Zeno Gaburro, received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1998. Currently he is senior researcher in photonics at the University of Trento, Italy. He has published over 60 research papers in international journals, and since 2002 he chairs a symposium at the annual meeting of SPIE.
Table of Contents
Moving Dielectric Interfaces as Photonic Wavelength Converters.- Evanescent Waves as Nanoprobes for Surfaces and Interfaces: From Waveguide Technology to Sensor Application.- Porous Silicon Electrical and Optical Biosensors.- Optoelectronic-VLSI: Device Design, Fabrication, and Performance.- Luminescence of Gold Nanoparticles.- Optics of Slanted Chiral STFs.- Moving Dielectric Interfaces as Photonic Wavelength Converters.