Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Motoichi Ohtsu
    Pages 1-8
  3. Principle and Theoretical Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Itsuki Banno
      Pages 11-63
    3. Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Suguru Sangu, Motoichi Ohtsu
      Pages 65-107
    4. Akira Shojiguchi, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Suguru Sangu, Kazuo Kitahara, Motoichi Ohtsu
      Pages 109-186
    5. Suguru Sangu, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Akira Shojiguchi, Tadashi Kawazoe, Motoichi Ohtsu
      Pages 187-250
    6. Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Yuji Tanaka, Tadashi Kawazoe, Motoichi Ohtsu
      Pages 251-277
  4. Basic Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Takashi Yatsui, Motoichi Ohtsu
      Pages 335-365
  5. Sensing and Spectroscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. Yoichi Kawakami, Akio Kaneta, Kunimichi Omae, Yukio Narukawa, Takashi Mukai
      Pages 483-525
    3. Kohei Imura, Hiromi Okamoto
      Pages 527-562
    4. Andrei Vasilyevich Zvyagin, Zhen Song, Annemarie Nadort, Varun Kumaraswamy Annayya Sreenivasan, Sergey Mikhailovich Deyev
      Pages 563-596
  6. Devices, Fabricated Structures, and Relevant Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 597-597
    2. Takashi Yatsui, Wataru Nomura, Gyu-Chul Yi, Motoichi Ohtsu
      Pages 599-642

About this book


In the 1990s, optical technology and photonics industry developed fast, but further progress became difficult due to a fundamental limit of light known as the diffraction limit. This limit could be overcome using the novel technology of nano-optics or nanophotonics in which the size of the electromagnetic field is decreased down to the nanoscale and is used as a carrier for signal transmission, processing, and fabrication. Such a decrease beyond the diffraction limit is possible by using optical near-fields. The true nature of nano-optics and nanophotonics involves not only their abilities to meet the above requirements but also their abilities to realize qualitative innovations in photonic devices, fabrication techniques, energy conversion and information processing systems.
The objective of this work is to review the innovations of optical science and technology by nano-optics and nanophotonics. While in conventional optical science and technology, light and matter are discussed separately, in nano-optics and nanophotonics, light and matter have to be regarded as being coupled to each other, and the energy flow between nanoparticles is bidirectional. This means that nano-optics and nanophotonics have to be regarded as a technology fusing optical fields and matter.
This unique work reviews and covers the most recent topics of nano-optics, applications to device operations, fabrication techniques, energy conversion, information processing, architectures and algorithms. Each chapter is written by the leading scientists in the relevant field. Thus, this work will provide high-quality scientific and technical information to scientists, engineers, and graduate students who are and will be engaged in R&D of nano-optics and nanophotonics. Especially, the topics to be covered by this work will be popularly used by the engineers in the rapidly growing market of the optical energy conversion.


advanced communication systems high capacity magnetic storage nano-electro-optics nano-optics nanophotonics nanospectroscopy nanospectroscopy optical nanofabrication optical near fields security systems and energy conversion

Editors and affiliations

  • Motoichi Ohtsu
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringThe University of Tokyo Graduate School of EngineeringTokyoJapan

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31065-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31066-9
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