Book Reviews

Optical Antennas

Mario Agio and Andrea Al├╣, eds.

Cambridge University Press, 2013; $135.00 (hardcover).

This book presents a broad review of optical antenna theory and practice. It brings together topics in electrical engineering, nano-optics and -photonics (including quantum aspects and nonlinearity), solid-state physics, physical chemistry and nanofabrication. The articles cover fundamental concepts and functionalities, numerical modeling, design, and spectroscopy, and also include practical applications. Its interdisciplinary nature and well-written style will make this volume a valuable resource for both researchers and graduate students in all these fields.

Review by Peter Enders, Senzig, Germany.

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