Light-Matter Interaction: Physics and Engineering at the Nanoscale

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OUP Oxford, 2013 - 261 pagine
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 Schrödinger'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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Indice

1 Historical Synopsis of LightMatter Interaction
1
2 Elements of Classical Field Theory
7
Energy Flow in Polarizable Matter
61
Macroscopic Polarization from Microscopic Polarizability
70
The Classical Charged Oscillator and the Dipole Antenna
74
3 Surface Waves
81
4 Transmission Lines Waveguides and Equivalent Circuits
117
5 Radiation in Classical and Quantal Atoms
173
Systems of Units in Electromagnetism
216
Review of Vector Calculus
222
Gradient Divergence and Curl in Cylindrical and Polar Coordinates
235
Properties of Phasors
243
Properties of the Laguerre Functions
247
Properties of the Legendre Functions
251
Properties of the Hermite Polynomials
255
Index
259

Classical Blackbody Radiation
210

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Informazioni sull'autore (2013)

John Weiner is Visiting Professor at the University of Sao Paulo and Frederico Nunes is Professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco.

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