Chapter 2. Foundations for Nanophotonics
Published Online: 26 AUG 2004
Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
How to Cite
Prasad, P. N. (2004) Foundations for Nanophotonics, in Nanophotonics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471670251.ch2
- Published Online: 26 AUG 2004
- Published Print: 17 MAR 2004
Print ISBN: 9780471649885
Online ISBN: 9780471670254
- nanoscale optical interactions;
- nanoscale confinement;
- electronic interactions
Chapter 2 provides an introduction to the foundations of nanophotonics. The nanoscale interactions are defined by discussing similarities and differences between photons and electrons. Spatial confinement effects on photons and electrons are presented. Other topics covered are photon and electron tunneling, effect of a periodic potential in producing a bandgap, and cooperative effects. Ways to localize optical interactions axially and laterally on a nanoscale are described.