By Sergey V. Gaponenko
Nanophotonics is the place photonics merges with nanoscience and nanotechnology, and the place spatial confinement significantly modifies gentle propagation and light-matter interplay. Describing the elemental phenomena, ideas, experimental advances and strength influence of nanophotonics, this graduate-level textbook is perfect for college students in physics, optical and digital engineering and fabrics technology. The textbook highlights functional matters, fabric houses and gadget feasibility, and contains the fundamental optical homes of metals, semiconductors and dielectrics. arithmetic is saved to a minimal and theoretical matters are lowered to a conceptual point. every one bankruptcy leads to difficulties so readers can display screen their realizing of the cloth awarded. The introductory quantum concept of solids and measurement results in semiconductors are thought of to offer a parallel dialogue of wave optics and wave mechanics of nanostructures. The actual and historic interaction of wave optics and quantum mechanics is traced. Nanoplasmonics, a necessary a part of glossy photonics, is additionally incorporated.
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This difference has no physical meaning and can be cancelled by introducing the relative refraction index indicating how many times the speed changes at the step. 24) which represents the dimensionless ratio of particle speed values in the two regions of space (in front of and over the potential step) in complete concordance with the relative refraction index notation in optics. Note that the upward potential step in quantum mechanics corresponds to the downward refraction step in optics. This asymmetry arises from the linear speed versus wave number relation in quantum mechnics and reciprocal speed versus wave number relation in optics.
Herewith we make a first step towards understanding the properties of electrons and electromagnetic waves in nanostructures and notice that these properties in many instances are counterparts. Different formulas and statements of this chapter can be found in handbooks on quantum mechanics [1–9] and wave optics [10–13]. A few textbooks on quantum mechanics do consider analogies of propagation and reflection phenomena in wave optics with those in wave mechanics [6–9]. 1 Isomorphism of the Schrodinger and Helmholtz equations In Chapter 2 we discussed that an electron in quantum mechanics is described by the wave function, the square of its absolute value giving the probability of finding an electron at a specific point in space.