World Scientific Handbook Of Metamaterials And Plasmonics: 4 Volumes Set by Stefan A Maier (Author)
World Scientific | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 9813227613 | 1992 pages | PDF | 65.99 mb
Metamaterials represent a new emerging innovative field of research which has shown rapid acceleration over the last couple of years. In this handbook, we present the richness of the field of metamaterials in its widest sense, describing artificial media with sub-wavelength structure for control over wave propagation in four volumes.Volume 1 focuses on the fundamentals of electromagnetic metamaterials in all their richness, including metasurfaces and hyperbolic metamaterials. Volume 2 widens the picture to include elastic, acoustic, and seismic systems, whereas Volume 3 presents nonlinear and active photonic metamaterials. Finally, Volume 4 includes recent progress in the field of nanoplasmonics, used extensively for the tailoring of the unit cell response of photonic metamaterials.In its totality, we hope that this handbook will be useful for a wide spectrum of readers, from students to active researchers in industry, as well as teachers of advanced courses on wave propagation.
Volume 1: Electromagnetic Metamaterials
This volume focuses on the fundamentals of electromagnetic metamaterials in all their richness, including metasurfaces and hyperbolic metamaterials. It offers the readers 12 chapters from pioneers of the research in electromagnetic metamaterials, summarising the progress, including historical surveys of fundamental discoveries, treatises on theory, design and fabrication, an overview of phenomena and applications and also an outlook and vision on the future. The versatility of the research field is reflected in the diversity of the topics and types of structures and phenomena presented by the distinguished authors of this volume.
Volume 2: Elastic, Acoustic, and Seismic Metamaterials
Volume 2 widens the picture to include elastic, acoustic, and seismic systems. It covers theoretical as well as experimental aspects in these different areas that include nanoscale (plasmonics) and meter-scale (geophysics) media. The collection of chapters by leading international experts in the fields of acoustic and elastodynamics waves includes a survey of space-time transformations as a design tool for acoustic metamaterials underpinning intimate connections between Maxwell’s equations and Einstein’s theory of relativity, the book then moves on to practical applications in the control of mechanical waves, from the laboratory scale (micrometer to meter) the civil engineering (meter to decameter) and geophysics (decameters up to kilometers) scales. All these contributions promise to revolutionize ways of controlling the propagation of sound, light, and any particular form of waves at macroscopic and microscopic scales. Indeed, potential applications range from subwavelength lensing and time reversal, to underwater camouflaging and electromagnetic invisibility, to enhanced biosensors and protection from harmful physical waves (e.g., tsunamis and earthquakes).
Volume 3: Active Nanoplasmonics and Metamaterials
It comprises six chapters discussing the new science and some of the surprising applications of nanoplasmonics and metamaterials when combined with quantum emitters and (quantum) gain materials. The volume shall start by providing an introduction to active plasmonics, plasmonic amplification and lasing (Chapter 1) and followed by Chapter 2, discussing plasmonic stopped-light nanolasing. Chapter 3 then reviews nonlinear metamaterials and Chapter 4 talks about controlled radiative dynamics using plasmonic microcavities while Chapters 5 and 6 discuss metamaterials and plasmonics with optical gain and active metamaterials.
Volume 4: Recent Progress in the Field of Nanoplasmonics
Volume 4 includes recent progress in the field of nanoplasmonics, used extensively for the tailoring of the unit cell response of photonic metamaterials. This volume is an excellent reference for readers to approach the different aspect of nanoplasmonics which are connected with hot topics currently being developed in the field. Plasmonics is a very broad discipline within nanooptics, and of course any compilation unavoidably leaves relevant things for future completion. It might occur that everything which is important in plasmonics is not covered in this volume, but everything in this volume is very important to plasmonics. All of the contributors have shown their best skills and attitude towards the compilation of this work.
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