The authors have offered a comprehensive and accessible reference for computational methods in diffractive nanophotonics. Researchers and graduate students who are actively interested in applying computational methods for diffraction phenomena in nanophotonics would benefit greatly from this book.
Beyond a wide spectrum of established numerical methods and their hybrid extensions, readers can expect the modeling of periodic diffractive nano- and microstructures, like the focusing of surface plasma polaritons and magneto optical effects in meridional geometry.
More recent developments in photonic crystals and photonic crystal fibers are treated via computational and modeling aspects. For some, the chapter on singular optics and super resolution will be of great interest. The modeling of vortex laser beams includes elliptic vortex beams and vortex beams in optical fibers.
The authors conclude with a special chapter on optical trapping and manipulation of micro- and nano-objects. This outstanding chapter focuses on rotation of micro-objects in Bessel beams and the rotation of hypergeometric beams.
Review by Axel Mainzer Koenig, CEO, 21st Century Data Analysis, a division of Koenig & Associates, Inc.
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