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Chapter 5: Quantum Properties of Gold Nanoparticles


    The following sections are included:

    • Introduction

    • Quantum Optical Properties

      • Single Nanoparticles—From Classical to Quantum

      • Many-nanoparticle Array

      • Single Nanoparticles Interacting with Emitters: Weak and Strong Coupling Regime

      • Nanoparticle Systems as Unit Cells in Metamaterials

      • Dealing with Metallic Loss

    • Quantum Electronic Properties

      • Quantum Size Effect: Analytical and Numerical

      • Quantum Tunnelling: Linear and Nonlinear Regimes

    • Conclusion