Edited by

Hervé Rigneault, Institut Fresnel, Marseille, France
Jean-Michel Lourtioz, France
Claude Delalande, Laboratoire Pierre Aigrain, France
Juan Ariel Levenson, Centre of Nanosciences of the Paris-Region, France.

ISBN : 9781905209286

Publication Date : June 2006

Hardcover 328 pp

165.00 USD



Nanophotonics is a comprehensive introduction to the emerging area concerned with controlling and shaping optical fields at a subwavelength scale. Photonic crystals and microcavities are extensively described, including non-linear optical effects. Local-probe techniques are presented and are used to characterize plasmonic devices. The emerging fields of semiconductor nanocrystals and nanobiophotonics are also presented.

Written by distinguished scientists, it provides comprehensive coverage of the field, from the basics to the most advanced technologies, and as such will be of great interest to those involved in any aspect of nanophotonics.


1. Photonic Crystals: From Microphotonics to Nanophotonics.
2. Bidimensional Photonic Crystals for Photonic Integrated Circuits.
3. Photonic Crystal Fibers.
4. Quantum Dots in Optical Microcavities.
5. Non Linear Optics in Nano- and Microstructures.
6. Third-order Optical Nonlinearities in Photonic Crystals.
7. Controling the Optical Near-field: Implications for Nanotechnology.
8. Sub-wavelength Optics: Toward Plasmonics.
9. The Confined Universe of Electrons in Semiconductor Nanocrystals.
10. Nano-biophotonics.

About the authors

Hervé Rigneault joined the CNRS, France, in 1994 to work in the field of optical microcavity. He now leads a group of researchers at the Fresnel Institute in France in the field of nanobiophotonics.

Jean-Michel Lourtioz is a research director at CNRS, France, and head of the Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale at the University Paris-Sud, France since 2000. He also coordinates the French network on nanophotonics.

Claude Delalande joined the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France, in 1982 and is currently working on the optical properties of semiconductor nanostructures. He has been Director of the Laboratoire Pierre Aigrain since 1999.

Juan Ariel Levenson joined the Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures at the CNRS, France, where he is the leader of the PHOTONIQ Group. He is the leader of the Centre of Nanosciences of the Paris-Region, France.