Optical Metamaterials: Qualitative Models

Introduction to Nano-Optics and Optical Metamaterials

  • Arkadi Chipouline
  • Franko Küppers

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 211)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Arkadi Chipouline, Franko Küppers
    Pages 1-21
  3. Arkadi Chipouline, Franko Küppers
    Pages 47-90
  4. Arkadi Chipouline, Franko Küppers
    Pages 257-270
  5. Arkadi Chipouline, Franko Küppers
    Pages 271-285
  6. Arkadi Chipouline, Franko Küppers
    Pages C1-C1
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 307-318

About this book


This textbook bridges the gap between university courses on electrodynamics and the knowledge needed to successfully address the problem of electrodynamics of metamaterials. It appeals to both experimentalists and theoreticians who are interested in the physical basics of metamaterials and plasmonics. Focusing on qualitative fundamental treatment as opposed to quantitative numerical treatment, it covers the phenomena of artificial magnetization at high frequencies, and discusses homogenization procedures and the basics of quantum dynamics in detail. By considering different phenomena it creates a self-consistent qualitative picture to explain most observable phenomena. This allows readers to develop a better understanding of the concepts, and helps to create a conceptual approach, which is especially important in educational contexts. This clearly written book includes problems and solutions for each chapter, which can be used for seminars and homework, as well as qualitative models that are helpful to students. 


Homogenization of Maxwell Equations Interaction of Plasmonics and Quantum Ingredients Multipole Models Nano Photonics Nanomaterials for Optics Optical Metamaterials Optical Metamaterials Explained Phenomenological Electrodynamics Polaritons Textbook Plasmonics

Authors and affiliations

  • Arkadi Chipouline
    • 1
  • Franko Küppers
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Photonics and Quantum MaterialsSkolkovo Institute of Science and TechnologyMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute for Microwave Engineering and PhotonicsDarmstadt University of TechnologyDarmstadtGermany

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