Optical Response of Nanostructures

Microscopic Nonlocal Theory

  • Kikuo Cho

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 139)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Kikuo Cho
    Pages 1-12
  3. Kikuo Cho
    Pages 73-135
  4. Kikuo Cho
    Pages 137-161
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 163-174

About this book


This book gives a theoretical description of linear and nonlinear optical responses of matter with special emphasis on the microscopic and "nonlocal" nature of resonant response. The response field and induced polarization are determined self-consistently in terms of simultaneous linear or nonlinear polynomial equations. This scheme is a general one with its position between QED and macroscopic response theory, but is most appropriate for determining the dependence of optical signals on the size, shape, and internal structure of a nanostructure sample. As a highlight of the scheme, the multi-resonant enhancement of the DFWM signal is described together with its experimental verification.


Nanostructures Nonlocal theory Nonlocality-induced resonant enhancement Optical response REM Signal verification

Authors and affiliations

  • Kikuo Cho
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Engineering SciencesOsaka UniversityToyonakaJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05578-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05175-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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