Diffractive Optics and Nanophotonics

V. A. Soifer

September 1, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 718 Pages
ISBN 9781498754477 - CAT# K27409


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  • Discusses rigorous mathematical methods for calculation of components of diffractive optics and nanophotonics.
  • Offers effective optical setups for tight focusing of light with overcoming of the diffraction limit and focusing of vortex laser fields.
  • Covers components of diffractive optics: microaxicons, zone microplates, diffraction gratings for differentiation of nanosecond pulses, components for focusing surface plasmons, optical elements for trapping and moving biological microobjects.
  • Provides a large number of figures and simulation results, which show the distribution of electromagnetic field inside the nanophotonics components.
  • Presents rare coverage of resonant gratings, widely used in nanophotonics.


Diffractive Optics and Nanophotonics is devoted to achievements in diffractive optics, focusing on the creation of new nanophotonic components and devices, as well as instrumentation and available information technology. The author describes methods of calculation of diffractive optical elements to solve actual problems of nanophotonics. Coverage includes mathematical methods for calculation of diffraction gratings, calculation of modes of inhomogeneous waveguides, integral methods of calculation of electromagnetic field near the focus, and methods of calculation of diffractive optical elements generating vortex laser beams.