This book deals with all aspects of plasmonics, basics, applications and advanced developments. Plasmonics is an emerging field of research dedicated to the resonant interaction of light with metals. The light/matter interaction is strongly enhanced at a nanometer scale which sparks a keen interest of a wide scientific community and offers promising applications in pharmacology, solar energy, nanocircuitry or also light sources. The major breakthroughs of this field of research originate from the recent advances in nanotechnology, imaging and numerical modelling. The book is divided into three main parts: extended surface plasmons polaritons propagating on metallic surfaces, surface plasmons localized on metallic particles, imaging and nanofabrication techniques. The reader will find in the book: Principles and recent advances of plasmonics, a complete description of the physics of surface plasmons, a historical survey with emphasize on the emblematic topic of Wood's anomaly, an overview of modern applications of molecular plasmonics and an extensive description of imaging and fabrications techniques.
Table of ContentsPart I: Fundamentals.- Fundamentals.- Survey of plasmonics history.- Introduction to surface plasmon theory.- Theory of Wood’s anomalies.- Part II: Applications.- Metallic nanoantennas for field enhanced spectroscopy and microscopy.- Nanofabrication for plasmonics.- Imaging surface plasmons.- Plasmons nano-optics: Designing nanotools for biology and medicine.- Part III Advanced topics.- Controlling light with plasmonic nanostructures.- Theoretical analysis of extraordinary transmission.- Localized and not-so-localized plasmons.