Here's an excerpt from a news release on which the publisher describes as the first book that comprehensively covers the science behind light and matter interacting on the nanoscale.
Like any emerging technology, nanophotonics -- the
behind light and matter interacting on the nanoscale -- is ripe for all
kinds of claims ranging from the sublime to the far-fetched.
So it is an opportune time for the publication of Nanophotonics (John Wiley & Sons, March 2004), the first book to comprehensively cover nanophotonics, both as a fundamental phenomenon and as the origin of technologies and devices that will impact fields ranging from information technology to drug delivery.
Authored by Paras N. Prasad, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo and executive director of UB's Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, Nanophotonics is written so that it can be understood by established scientists and advanced undergraduates alike.
"Nanophotonics means different things to people," said Prasad, who also holds appointments in the UB departments of Physics, Electrical Engineering and Medicine. "One of the reasons I was compelled to write this book was in order to present to readers the first unified picture of the field."