Near-Field Nano-Optics

From Basic Principles to Nano-Fabrication and Nano-Photonics

  • Motoichi Ohtsu
  • Hirokazu Hori

Part of the Lasers, Photonics, and Electro-Optics book series (LPEO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Motoichi Ohtsu, Hirokazu Hori
    Pages 1-42
  3. Motoichi Ohtsu, Hirokazu Hori
    Pages 43-61
  4. Motoichi Ohtsu, Hirokazu Hori
    Pages 63-112
  5. Motoichi Ohtsu, Hirokazu Hori
    Pages 113-142
  6. Motoichi Ohtsu, Hirokazu Hori
    Pages 143-178
  7. Motoichi Ohtsu, Hirokazu Hori
    Pages 179-208
  8. Motoichi Ohtsu, Hirokazu Hori
    Pages 209-233
  9. Motoichi Ohtsu, Hirokazu Hori
    Pages 235-298
  10. Motoichi Ohtsu, Hirokazu Hori
    Pages 299-380
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 381-386

About this book

Introduction

Conventional optical science and technology have been restricted by the diffraction limit from reducing the sizes of optical and photoruc devices to nanometric dimensions. Thus, the size of optical integrated circuits has been incompatible with that of their counterpart, integrated electronic circuits, which have much smaller dimensions. This book provides potential ideas and methods to overcome this difficulty. Near-field optics has developed very rapidly from around the middle 1980s after preliminary trials in the microwave frequency region, as proposed as early as 1928. At the early stages of this development, most technical efforts were devoted to realizing super-high-resolution optical microscopy beyond the diffraction limit. However, the possibility of exploiting the optical near-field, phenomenon of quasistatic electromagnetic interaction at subwavelength distances between nanometric particles has opened new ways to nanometric optical science and technology, and many applications to nanometric fabrication and manipulation have been proposed and implemented. Building on this historical background, this book describes recent progress in near-field optical science and technology, mainly using research of the author's groups. The title of this book, Near-Field Nano-Optics-From Basic Principles to Nano-Fabrication and Nano-Photonics, implies capabilities of the optical near­ field not only for imaging/microscopy, but also for fabrication/manipulation/proc­ essing on a nanometric scale.

Keywords

imaging microscopy optics

Authors and affiliations

  • Motoichi Ohtsu
    • 1
  • Hirokazu Hori
    • 2
  1. 1.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Yamanashi UniversityKofuJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4835-5
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7192-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4835-5
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