Principles of Nano-Optics provides a comprehensive overview of the theoretical and experimental concepts necessary to understand and work in nano-optics. With a very broad perspective, the authors cover optical phenomena relevant to the nanoscale across diverse areas ranging from quantum optics to biophysics, introducing and extensively describing the significant methods. This is the first textbook specifically on nano-optics. Written for graduate students who want to enter the field, it includes problem sets to reinforce and extend the discussion. It is also a valuable reference for researchers and course teachers.
From the Contents:
1. Introduction; 2. Theoretical foundations; 3. Propagation and focusing of optical fields; 4. Spatial resolution and position accuracy; 5. Nanoscale optical microscopy; 6. Near-field optical probes; 7. Probe-sample distance control; 8. Light emission and optical interaction in nanoscale environments; 9. Quantum emitters; 10. Dipole emission near planar interfaces; 11. Photonic crystals and resonators; 12. Surface plasmons; 13. Forces in confined fields; 14. Fluctuation-induced phenomena; 15. Theoretical methods in nano-optics; Appendices; Index.