This second volume in the Handai Nanophotonics book series covers the area of Nanoplasmonics, a recent hot topic in the field of nanophotonics, impacting a diverse range of research disciplines from information technology and nanotechnology to the bio- and medical sciences. The interaction between photons and metal nanostructures leads to interesting and extraordinary scientific phenomena and produces new functions for nano materials and devices. Newly discovered physical phenomena include local mode of surface plasmon polariton excited in nanoparticles, hot spots on nano-rods and nano-cones, long range mode of surface plasmons excited on thin metal films, and dispersion relationship bandgaps of surface plasmons in periodic metal structures. These have been applied to, for example, single molecule detection and nano-imaging/spectroscopy, photon accumulation for lasing applications, optical nano-waveguides and nano-circuits.
* interdisciplinary research text on the application of nanoplasmonics research and effects in devices for applications
* bridges the gap between conventional photophysics & photochemistry and nanoscience
* continuing the series that focuses on 'hot' areas of photochemistry, optics, material science and bioscience.
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Chapter 1: Magnetic plasmon resonance.
Chapter 2: Theory of optical transmission through arrays of subwavelength. Chapter 3: Linear and nonlinear optical response of concentric metallic nanoshells.
Chapter 4: Low-dimensional optical waveguides and wavenumber surface.
PART II : PLASMON ENHANCED SPECTROSCOPY AND MOLECULAR DYNAMICS
Chapter 5: Specific Raman band shift caused by mechano-chemical effect in enhanced near-field Raman Spectroscopy.
Chapter 6: Single molecule sensitivity in surface enhanced Raman scattering using surface plasmon.
Chapter 7: Enhanced Raman scattering mediated by metallic surface-particle gap modes.
Chapter 8: Surface plasmon enhanced excitation of photofunctional molecules in nanospace towards molecular plasmonics.
Chapter 9: Localized surface plasmon resonance enhanced second-harmonic generation.
Chapter 10: Localized surface plasmon resonance-coupled photo-induced luminescence and surface enhanced Raman scattering from isolated single Ag nano-aggregates.
Chapter 11: Single particle spectroscopic study on surface plasmon resonance of ion-adsorbed gold nanoparticles.
PART III: MATERIALS AND DEVICES FOR NANOPLASMONICS
Chapter 12: Enhancement of luminescence in plasmonic crystal devices.
Chapter 13: Intrinsic properties due to self-organization of 5nm silver nanocrystals.
Chapter 14 : Gold nanorods: preparation, characterization, and applications to sensing and photonics.
Chapter 15: Optical trapping and assembling of nanoparticles.
Chapter 16: Femtosecond laser fabrication of three-dimensional metallic micro-nanostructures.
Chapter 17: Nanophotolithography based on surface plasmon interference.