Optical Properties of Nanostructured Random Media by Vladimir M. ShalaevOptical Properties of Nanostructured Random Media by Vladimir M. Shalaev

Optical Properties of Nanostructured Random Media

byVladimir M. Shalaev

Paperback | December 1, 2010

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Random inhomogeneous media may possess unique physical properties that are significantly enhanced and may attain a level of practical importance and versatility that rivals or surpasses their geometrically ordered counterparts. Making judicious use of these enhancement effects, as well as of other aspects of the many complex resonances that distinguish these systems, can lead to new and unexpected physics and many applications. Localization of various sorts of optical excitations occur and recur in a wide gamut of disordered systems, leading to the enhancement of many optical phenomena, especially nonlinear processes. The book reviews recent advances in the nonlinear optics of random media and discusses numerous applications based on the unique properties of nanostructured composite materials. The contributing authors are world best experts in the field and provide a state-of-the-art description of the world of the optics of random media.
Title:Optical Properties of Nanostructured Random MediaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:454 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inShipping dimensions:23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:364207555X

ISBN - 13:9783642075551


Table of Contents

Nanocomposite Materials for Nonlinear Optics Based on Local Field Effects.- Response of Composite Media Made of Weakly Nonlinear Constituents.- Third-Order Nonlinear Properties of Au Clusters Containing Dielectric Thin Films.- Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Quasi-Periodic One-Dimensional Structures.- Optical Nonlinearities of Fractal Composites.- Nonlinear Optical Effects and Selective Photomodification of Colloidal Silver Aggregates.- Fractal-Microcavity Composites: Giant Optical Responses.- Theory of Nonlinear Optical Responses in Metal-Dielectric Composites.- Surface-Plasmon-Enhanced Nonlinearities in Percolating 2-D Metal-Dielectric Films: Calculation of the Localized Giant Field and Their Observation in SNOM.- SERS and the Single Molecule.- Nonlinear Raman Probe of Single Molecules Attached to Colloidal Silver and Gold Clusters.- Electromagnetic Response of Ferromagnetic Cermet: Superparamagnetic Transition.- Manipulating Light with a Magnetic Field.- Random Lasers with Coherent Feedback.- Localization Phenomena in Elastic Surface Plasmon Polariton Scattering.- Multiple-Scattering Phenomena in the Second-Harmonic Generation of Light Reflected from and Transmitted Through Randomly Rough Metal Surfaces.

Editorial Reviews

OPTICS & PHOTONICS NEWS"The authors of these collected papers make an excellent contribution to the discussion. Each chapter is well-structured, with up-to-date, in-depth theoretical and experimental analyses and extensive references. Among the topics covered: fractal-microcavity composites, random lasers with coherent feedback and nonlinear optical responses in metal-dielectric composites. The book will be appreciated by engineers in quantum electronics and chemical engineers working in the area of materials process technologies and nanostructured materials."