Quantum Theory of Near-Field Electrodynamics

  • Ole Keller

Part of the Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics book series (NON, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Microscopic Classical Theory

  3. Quantum Theory with Classical Fields

  4. Quantum Electrodynamic Theory

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 643-667

About this book


Quantum Theory of Near-field Electrodynamics gives a self-contained account of the fundamental theory of field-matter interaction on a subwavelength scale. The quantum physical behavior of matter (atoms and mesoscopic media) in both classical and quantum fields is treated. The role of local-field effects and nonlocal electrodynamics, and the tight links to the theory of spatial photon localization are emphasized. The book may serve as a reference work in the field, and is of general interest for physicists working in quantum optics, mesoscopic electrodynamics and physical optics. The macroscopic and microscopic classical theories form a good starting point for the quantum approach, and these theories are presented in a manner appropriate for graduate students entering near-field optics.


Mesoscopic physics Near-field electrodynamics Quantum optics Quantum physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Ole Keller
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. FysiskAalborg UniversitetAalborgDenmark

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