This book presents recent developments on the theory of optical properties of nanostructures and surfaces as well as some of their applications. The lecture-based book is pleasant and contains careful discussions on a large number of topics dealing with the multifaceted aspects of metamaterials. This textbook is a course material for students in applied physics and electrical engineering, working in the fields of electromagnetics, nanoscience and optics. Anyone concerned with light–matter interaction at the nanoscale will profit from reading this book.

Review by Christian Brosseau, OSA Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France.

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