Light-Matter Interaction - Physics and Engineering at the Nanoscale by John WeinerLight-Matter Interaction - Physics and Engineering at the Nanoscale by John Weiner

Light-Matter Interaction - Physics and Engineering at the Nanoscale

byJohn Weiner, Frederico Nunes

Paperback | March 4, 2017

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Light-matter interaction is pervasive throughout the disciplines of optical and atomic physics, condensed matter physics, electrical engineering, and now increasingly in biology and medicine with frequency and length scales extending over many orders of magnitude. Deep earth and seacommunications use frequencies of a few tens of Hz, and X-ray imaging requires sources oscillating at hundreds of petaHz. This book provides advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers from diverse disciplines with the principal tools required to understand and contribute to rapidlyadvancing developments in light-matter interaction, centred at optical frequencies and length scales from a few hundred nanometres to a few hundredths of a nanometre. This book deploys an arsenal of powerful analytic tools to render this multidisciplinary subject in unique form, not encountered instandard Physics or Electrical Engineering text books. This new edition has been substantially expanded with almost 200 pages of new material. Several new and extended chapters treat momentum flow between fields and matter, metamaterials, and atom-optical forces applied to atomic and molecular cooling and trapping.
John Weiner's doctoral work at the University of Chicago and subsequent post-doctoral work at Yale on crossed-beam ion-molecule collisions fixed his interest on how reactive collisions might be influenced by light fields. He established this line of research at the University of Maryland, where he was a full professor. Interaction betw...
Title:Light-Matter Interaction - Physics and Engineering at the NanoscaleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pagesPublished:March 4, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Historical Synopsis2. Elements of Classical Electrodynamics3. Physical Optics of Plane Waves4. Polarisable Matter5. Dipole Antenna6. Blackbody Radiation7. Surface Waves8. Transmission Lines andWaveguides9. Metamaterials10. Momentum in Fields and Matter11. Atom-Light Forces12. Radiation in Classical and Quantal AtomsA. Numerical ConstantsB. Systems of UnitsC. Vector CalculusD. Curvilinear coordinatesE. PhasorsF. Properties of the Laguerre FunctionsG. Legendre FunctionsH. Hermite Polynomials

Editorial Reviews

"Light-Matter Interaction is pleasant to read and does a good job of introducing the reader to electromagnetic waves in matter and to nanoscale radiation-matter interactions, with a focus on surface and interface phenomena. The book's distinctive feature is its joining of physics andengineering in its description of surface plasmons. You'll find both a detailed description of the theoretical bases and examples from real metallic systems." --Physics Today