New Developments in Photon and Materials Research


Joon I. Jang, PhD (Editor)
Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton, NY, USA

Series: Physics Research and Technology, Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: TEC021000

This book presents the most recent updates in the field of photon and optical materials research. It is devoted to various interdisciplinary subjects such as fundamental photon physics, bio and medical photon physics, ultrafast nonlinear optics, quasiparticle excitation and spectroscopy, coherent mid-infrared (IR) light sources, functional optoelectronic materials and optical fibers, and quantum nano-structured devices for various important technological applications. It contains 19 authoritative peer-reviewed chapters regarding experimental and theoretical research in these fields, contributed by young scientists and engineers (assistant or associate professor level) along with well-established experts.

The response of materials to electromagnetic fields, namely light-matter interaction, has been of special concern in fundamental optical sciences. The ability to fabricate and/or engineer new materials and structures is giving rise to revolutionary changes in the field, which also includes soft condensed matter and nanoscale systems. On the other hand, significant demand for new coherent light sources at mid-IR ranges has caused new laser technologies to flourish which utilize innovative optical materials and quantum structures.

Important mid-IR applications include IR countermeasures, optical telecommunications, broadband Internet, environmental monitoring, remote sensing of chemical and biological species, minimally invasive medical surgery and medical diagnosis, and direct imaging of biological structures and relevant processes. Most of the chapters presented in this book address key issues on light-matter interaction in various systems and the next generation of light sources aiming at practical applications. Included with these applications are some fundamental topics such as photon Bose-Einstein condensation, vacuum polarization field, and polarizational bremsstrahlung. This collection of fresh updates on such stimulating areas makes this book quite unique, as it provides an in-depth review on the most recent progress as well as suggesting future research directions.

This book will be of significant interest to graduate students and researchers in all fields of physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, but especially those in optical sciences, optical and optoelectronic materials and devices, condensed matter physics and chemistry, and bio and medical imaging sciences. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Part I. Fundamental and Applied Photon Research

Chapter 1. Bose-Einstein Condensation of Photons
(Jan Klaers and Martin Weitz, Universität Bonn, Germany)

Chapter 2. Photon Generation from the ZPF Field Inside the Collapsing Bubble
(Takaaki Musha, Advanced Sci.-Tech. Research Organization, Yokohama, Japan)

Chapter 3. Polarizational Bremsstrahlung: A Review
(S. Williams, Department of Physics, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX, USA)

Chapter 4. Human Photon Dynamics Determined by Using Photon Count Statistics
(Eduard van Wijk, Jan van der Greef and Roeland van Wijk, Netherlands Metabolomics Centre, Division of Analytical Biosciences, LACDR, Leiden University, Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 5. Some Radiation Dosimetric Studies on Inhomogeneity in Photon Radiotherapy Using Monte Carlo Simulations
(James Chun Lam Chow, University of Toronto, Canada and others)

Chapter 6. In Vivo Photoacoustic Tomography
(Mansik Jeon and Chulhong Kim, Bio Optics and Acoustic Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, NY, USA)

Chapter 7. Applications of Light Scattering in Complex (Dusty) Plasmas: Diagnostic and Manipulation Techniques
(M.Y. Pustylnik, V. Yu. Nosenko, S. Mitic and G.E. Morfill, Max Planck Institute, Germany)

Chapter 8. Intuitive Analysis of Ultrafast Pulse Propagation through Angularly Dispersive Structures
(Charles G. Durfee, Michael Greco, Erica Block, Dawn Vitek and Jeff A. Squier, Department of Physics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA)
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Chapter 9. Dynamics of Self-Focusing and Beam Collapse in the Anomalous Group-Velocity Dispersion Regime
(Bonggu Shim, Samuel E. Schrauth and Alexander L. Gaeta, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA)

Part II. Optoelectronic Materials and Devices Research

Chapter 10. Nonlinear Optical Chalcogenide Fibers and Films of APSe<sub>6</sub> (A = K, Rb)
(J.I. Jang, I. Chung, M. G. Kanatzidis and J.B. Ketterson, SUNY-Binghamton, Binghamton, NY, USA, and others)

Chapter 11. Tunable Optical Pumping Technique for the Development of Mid-Infrared Semiconductor Lasers
(Linda J. Olafsen, Department of Physics, Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA)

Chapter 12. Nitride Semiconductor Materials for Novel Infrared Optoelectronics
(Oana Malis, Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA)

Chapter 13. Colloidal Quantum-Dots Based Optoelectronic Devices
(Liangfeng Sun, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, USA)

Chapter 14. Highly Polarized Light Emissions from Oxide Quantum Nanostructures
(Hiroaki Matsui and Hitoshi Tabata, University of Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 15. Optical Fibers: From Science to Engineering
(Yi Sun, David Peckham and Lars Gruner-Nielsen, OFS Furukawa Electric Company, USA)

Chapter 16. Surface Plasmon Properties of an Ultra-Thin Metal Film on a Dielectric Support with Finite Thickness
(Weiqiang Mu and John B. Ketterson, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA)

Chapter 17. Trailing Quantum Phases in Solids Using Light-Matter Interaction
(Nobuku Naka and Junko Omachi, Kyoto University and University of Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 18. Impact of Cu Incorporation into CdTe: A Case For Novel Photovoltaic Materials of CdCuTe Single Crystals
(Younghun Hwang, Youngho Um, Hyoyeol Park and Joon I. Jang, University of Ulsan, Ulsan College, Republic of Korea and others)

Chapter 19. Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Related Materials
(Isaac Childres, Luis A. Jauregui, Wonjun Park, Helin Cao and Yong P. Chen, Purdue University, IN, USA)


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