PHOTONICS AND QUANTUM STRUCTURES discusses topics related to fabrication of nanoscale, quantum confined structures and their application depending on the nature of light-matter interaction. In the recent decade, nanoscale systems have received considerable attention owing to size dependent tunable optical, electronic and magnetic properties. The nanoscale structures obey quantum mechanical laws and hence, popularly known as quantum confined solids/structures. These quantum structures can provide a common platform where physics, chemistry, biology and engineering sciences can interplay in a cooperative way. The science and technology of manipulation of photons in confined systems like quantum structures and also the generation, emission, transmission, detection and sensing is termed as Photonics. Apart from an overview on plasmonics, the book highlights systematic investigation of nanoscale optoelectronic and luminescent materials, conducting polymers, biofunctionalization, ferroelectric materials, nonlinear spectroscopy, supersymmetry etc.
D. Mohanta / Gazi A. Ahmad.: Department of Physics, Tezpur University Napaam, Assam
Foreward / Preface / Acknowledgement / Plasmonics: The Art of Squeezing Light into Nanostructures / 3D Reconstruction of Images in Confocal and Multiphoton Multifocal Microscopy: A Brief Review / Growth and characterization of Technologically Important Materials for Optoelectronic Applications / Surface Functionalized Quantum Dots:Synthesis, Growth Kinetics and Biological Interfacing / Conducting Polymers:Intelligent Functional Materials / Prospects of Ferroelectric Nanostructures / Optical Properties and Up-conversion of Pr3+ doped CdS Nanoparticles in Sol-gel Glasses / Structural and Photoluminescence Properties of SnO2 nanoparticles / FTIR and Luminescence Studies of Nanoporous Diatom Frustules / Swift Heavy Ion Irradiation Induced Strain Development and Fragmentation in Polyaniline Nanofibers / Synthesis and Characterization of Uniform Size Silver Nanoparticles / Fluorescence Studies of Tb3+ co-doped with CdS Nanoparticles in Sol-gel SiO2 Glasses / PMMA- Based Layered Silicate Nanocomposite Gel Polymer Electrolytes / Structural Analysis of Nanocrystalline PbS / Development of Polymer Stabilized Ag-Nanoparticles and Optical Properties / Synthesis and Characterization of Azomethine Linked Thiophene Based Polymer and Evaluation of its Photovoltaic Properties / Second Harmonic Generation From Surface Passivated PbS Nanoscale Particles / Supersymmetry and PT-symmetric spectral Bifurcation / Subject Index / Author Index.