Book Reviews

Optics of Aperiodic Structures: Fundamentals and Device Applications

Luca Dal Negro, ed.

Pan Stanford, 2013; $149.95 (hardcover).

The authors have provided an important reference on a cutting edge development of aperiodic structures in nanophotonics. Researchers and graduate students interested in nanophotonics, device development and nonlinear wave structure interaction will benefit greatly from this book. In addition to an introduction to aperiodic order in nanophotonics and its importance for optical devices, this book covers propagation of electromagnetic waves in nonlinear aperiodic multilayers of arbitrary geometry and complex plasmonic nanostructures. The discussion of optical based filters, based on fractal and other aperiodic structures as well as pseudorandom lasers, should be helpful to readers.

Further device applications can be found in the context of aperiodic plasmon arrays, which includes light emission and thin-film solar cell enhancement, as well as surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Researchers interested in quasi-periodic applications will appreciate the coverage of plasmonic concentrators and thin film organic solar thin films. 

Review by Axel Mainzer KoenigCEO, 21st Century Data Analysis, a division of Koenig & Associates, Inc. Portland, Ore., U.S.A.

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or OSA.


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