Chapter 5. Plasmonics

  1. Paras N. Prasad

Published Online: 26 AUG 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471670251.ch5



How to Cite

Prasad, P. N. (2004) Plasmonics, in Nanophotonics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471670251.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 AUG 2004
  2. Published Print: 17 MAR 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471649885

Online ISBN: 9780471670254



  • plasmonics;
  • metallic nanoparticles;
  • nanorods;
  • metallic nanoshells;
  • local field enhancement;
  • plasmonic wave guiding;
  • radiative decay engineering


Chapter 5 covers the topic of metallic nanostructures, now with a new buzzword “plasmonics” describing the subject. Relevant concepts together with potential applications are introduced. Guiding of light through dimensions smaller than the wavelength of light by using plasmonic guiding is described. The applications of metallic nanostructures to chemical and biological sensing is presented.