Theory and Principles of Operation of Nanophotonic Functional Devices

  • Suguru Sangu
  • Kiyoshi Kobayashi
  • Akira Shojiguchi
  • Tadashi Kawazoe
  • Motoichi Ohtsu
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In a nanometric light-matter coupling system, characteristic features, such as local excitation, unidirectional energy transfer, and state-filling effect, can be used for signal transfer and control. In this chapter, optical near-field coupling is formulated in detail by using the second quantization, and then, switching, logic, and some typical operations are discussed theoretically and numerically as examples of nanophotonic functional devices the above features used. Especially, coherence and/or decoherence of matter excitation and spatial symmetry of a system play important roles in such device operations.


Coupling Strength Antisymmetric State Resonant Energy Transfer Nanophotonic Device Exciton Dynamic 
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The most part of this work was carried out at the project of ERATO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, from 1998 to 2003. The authors are grateful to H. Hori, I. Banno (Yamanashi University), T. Yatsui (The University of Tokyo), and M. Naruse (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) for fruitful discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suguru Sangu
    • 1
  • Kiyoshi Kobayashi
    • 2
  • Akira Shojiguchi
    • 3
  • Tadashi Kawazoe
    • 4
    • 5
  • Motoichi Ohtsu
    • 6
    • 7
  1. 1.Device Technology Development CenterRicoh Co., LtdMiyagiJapan
  2. 2.Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and EngineeringUniversity of YamanashiKofu, YamanashiJapan
  3. 3.Green Platform Research LaboratoriesNEC Corp.Kawasaki, KanagawaJapan
  4. 4.School of EngineeringThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  5. 5.Nanophotonics Research CenterThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  6. 6.School of EngineeringThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  7. 7.Nanophotonics Research CenterThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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