From beginning of this century, there has been a dramatic increase in interest in the study of surface
plasmon polaritons-based metallic subwavelength structures and learning. This is a refreshing
concise book on issues and considerations in designing, nanofabrication and characterization of
subwavelength plasmonic structures as well as their applications in imaging, superfocusing,
semiconductor lasers, data storage, optical communications, biosensing, and immunoassay. This
book can serve as a textbook for education and training as well as a reference book that aids
research and development in those areas such as integrating light, photonics, nanotechnology,
semiconductor, chemistry, and biology. Another aim of the book is to stimulate the interest of
researchers, engineers, and businessmen to foster collaboration through multidisciplinary programs
in this frontier science, leading to development and transition of the resulting technology. Both
basic and applied aspects were presented in this book. Many illustrative worked-out examples and
instructive exercises were given.
School of Physical Electronics University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.