Metal Nanostructures for Photonics presents updates on the development of materials with enhanced optical properties and the demand for novel metal-dielectric nanocomposites and nanostructured materials. The book covers various aspects of metal-dielectric nanocomposites and metallic-nanostructures and illustrates techniques used to prepare and characterize materials and their physical properties. It focuses on three main sections, nanocomposites with enhanced luminescence properties due to contributions of metal nanoparticles hosted in photonic glasses, near and far-field optical phenomena, and the optical response of single nanoparticles that reveal quantum phenomena in the nanoscale, amongst other topics.
This book will serve as an important research reference for materials scientists who want to learn more on how a range of metallic nanostructured materials are used in photonics.
- Sets out the properties of a range of metal-dielectric nanostructures and nanocomposites, along with the use cases for each in photonics
- Discusses the pros and cons of using different metallic nanostructures for different photonic applications
- Includes case studies that illustrate how metallic nanostructures have successfully been applied in photonics
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Preface and acknowledgments
Section I: Influence of metallic nanoparticles on luminescence of ions in solids
1. Metal-dielectric composites based on germanate and tellurite glasses
2. Enhanced luminescence due to plasmonic coupling by metal nanoparticles
Section II: Near and far-field optical phenomena associated and/or influenced by metallic nanoparticles
3. Nonlinear optics with metal-dielectric nanocomposites
4. High-order nonlinearities of metal-colloids
5. Optical Response of Nanostructures: from Pure to Alloyed Metals
6. Second harmonic generation with metallic nanoparticles
7. Plasmonic nanostructures for linear and non-linear quantum elements
Section III: Photonic materials and devices with improved performance influenced by metallic nanoparticles
8. Fabrication of metal dielectric nanocomposites by ion-implantation and characterization by nonlinear optics techniques
9. Nanostructuring solar cells using metallic nanoparticles
10. Plasmonics for the characterization of metal organic films and nanoparticles
11. Biopolymers-metal composite
12. Pedestal doped waveguides for infrared light amplification
Luciana Reyes Pires Kassab has 25 years of research experience, and her research interests include plasmon assisted efficiency enhancement of rare-earth doped glasses covered solar cells, new fabrication processes of pedestal waveguides for integrated photonics, studies of the plasmonic effects on the optical gain of rare earth doped waveguides for the first and third telecommunication window, influence of silicon nanoparticles on the photoluminescence and optical gain enhancement of rare -earth doped germanate and tellurite glasses, the nonlinear optical effects for ultrafast optical devices based on glasses with Au, Ag nanoparticles and with silicon nanocrystals.
De Araujo, Cid Bartolomeu
Cid B. de Araújo has almost 40 years' research experience, and his research focuses on his laser spectroscopy of materials nonlinear optics and photonics