Fundamentals of Plasmonics.- Electromagnetics of Metals.- Surface Plasmon Polaritons at Metal / Insulator Interfaces.- Excitation of Surface Plasmon Polaritons at Planar Interfaces.- Imaging Surface Plasmon Polariton Propagation.- Localized Surface Plasmons.- Electromagnetic Surface Modes at Low Frequencies.- Applications.- Plasmon Waveguides.- Transmission of Radiation Through Apertures and Films.- Enhancement of Emissive Processes and Nonlinearities.- Spectroscopy and Sensing.- Metamaterials and Imaging with Surface Plasmon Polaritons.- Concluding Remarks.
Stefan Maier was born Germany in 1975. After studying physics at Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TU Munich), he received a Master of Science in Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena. In 2003, he obtained a PhD in Applied Physics at the same institute for work on metal nanoparticle plasmon waveguides. After a short postdoctoral period, he joined the University of Bath in 2004 as a lecturer. He is currently a Reader in the Department of Physics at Bath, and a member of the University's Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials CPPM. SM's main research area is plasmonics and near-field optical microscopy, and his work has over the last 5 years attracted more than 450 citations. Apart from research, he is also very active in organizing symposia on plasmonics at international conferences (MRS, E-MRS), and has recently taught a summer school on nanophotonics in the Czech Republic.
From the reviews:
"A book which gives an overview of plasmonics, an area of physics that could revolutionise computing and telecommunications over the next two decades ... . The book, the product of one year's work, is one of first modern overviews of plasmonics since the 1980s and is aimed at those starting in the field and experienced researchers as well." (www.huliq.com, May, 2007)
"This book serves as an exceptionally accessible entree into a 100-year-old field that continues to provide new surprises. ... In about 200 pages, the author succeeds in communicating both the basic knowledge that is required for one to enter this research area and the excitement of new challenges and opportunities in the field. ... this book demonstrates an exact fitness for its purpose, which is to provide a 'useful tool for both current and future participants in this area.'" (K. Alan Shore, Optics and Photonics News, October, 2008)
"The book 'Plasmonics, fundamentals and application' by S.A. Maier presents an appealing up to date description of the interaction of light with nanoparticles, from concepts to recent discoveries. It is a very good introduction to the field for graduate or undergraduate students." (Luc Henrard, Physicalia Magazine, Vol. 30 (4), 2008)
"Maier's work a very timely and welcome addition to any bookshelf. ... The subject material is well organized, and clearly presented throughout, with abundant references to the primary literature. ... any undergraduate student doing a final year project on plasmonics will undoubtedly find this text extremely helpful. Furthermore, lecturers will also find it useful ... . In short, Stefan Maier's text is very well written and fills a real gap in the market." (Mark Fox, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 50 (4), July-August, 2009)