Chiral Nanophotonics: Chiral Optical Properties of Plasmonic Systems (Paperback)

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This book describes the physics behind the optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures focusing on chiral aspects. It explains in detail how the geometry determines chiral near-fields and how to tailor their shape and strength. Electromagnetic fields with strong optical chirality interact strongly with chiral molecules and, therefore, can be used for enhancing the sensitivity of chiroptical spectroscopy techniques. Besides a short review of the latest results in the field of plasmonically enhanced enantiomer discrimination, this book introduces the concept of chiral plasmonic near-field sources for enhanced chiroptical spectroscopy. The discussion of the fundamental properties of these light sources provides the theoretical basis for further optimizations and is of interest for researchers at the intersection of nano-optics, plasmonics and stereochemistry.



Product Details
ISBN: 9783319825410
ISBN-10: 3319825410
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2018
Pages: 159
Language: English
Series: Springerbriefs in Physics