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Light-Matter Interaction: Physics and Engineering at the Nanoscale


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This book draws together the essential elements of classical electrodynamics, surface wave physics, plasmonic materials, and circuit theory of electrical engineering to provide insight into the essential physics of nanoscale light-matter interaction and to provide design methodology for practical nanoscale plasmonic devices. A chapter on classical and quantal radiation also highlights the similarities (and differences) between the classical fields of Maxwell's equations and the wave functions of Schrodinger's equation. The aim of this chapter is to provide a semiclassical picture of atomic absorption and emission of radiation, lending credence and physical plausibility to the "rules" of standard wave-mechanical calculations.

The structure of the book is designed around five principal chapters, but many of the chapters have extensive "complements" that either treat important digressions from the main body or penetrate deeper into some fundamental issue. Furthermore, at the end of the book are several appendices to provide readers with a convenient reference for frequently-occurring special functions and explanations of the analytical tools, such as vector calculus and phasors, needed to express important results in electromagnetics and waveguide theory.

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About the Author

John Weiner, Visiting Professor, University of Sao Paulo

Frederico Nunes, Professor, Federal University of Pernambuco

Table of Contents

1. Historical Synopsis of Light-Matter Interaction

2. Elements of Classical Electromagnetic Field Theory

Complement A Energy Flow in Polarizable Matter

Complement B Macroscopic Polarization from Microscopic Polarizability

Complement C The Classical Charged Oscillator and the Dipole Antenna

3. Surface Waves

4. Transmission Lines, Waveguides, and Equivalent Circuits

5. Radiation in Classical and Quantal Atoms

Complement D Classical Blackbody Radiation

Appendix A Systems of Units in Electromagnetism

Appendix B Review of Vector Calculus

Appendix C Gradient, divergence and curl in cylindrical and polar coordinates

Appendix D Properties of Phasors

Appendix E Properties of the Laguerre Functions

Appendix F Properties of the Legendre functions

Appendix G Properties of the Hermite polynomials

Product Details

Weiner, John
Oxford University Press, USA
Nunes, Frederico
Molecular Physics
Physics | Atomic, Molecular, & Optical physics
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88 b/w illustrations
6.9 x 9.8 x 0.8 in 1.55 lb

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Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Science and Mathematics » Electricity » General Electricity
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Applied
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General

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