TextBooks, Briefs and Book Chapters



Applied Nanophotonics

Authors: Sergey V. Gaponenko and Hilmi Volkan Demir

[Highlighted in Nature Photonics | VOL 13 | JANUARY 2019 | 5]
[Book review in Contemporary Physics]

With full color throughout, this unique text provides an accessible yet rigorous introduction to the basic principles, technology, and applications of nanophotonics. It explains key physical concepts such as quantum confinement in semiconductors, light confinement in metal and dielectric nanostructures, and wave coupling in nanostructures, and describes how they can be applied in lighting sources, lasers, photonic circuitry, and photovoltaic systems. Readers will gain an intuitive insight into the commercial implementation of nanophotonic components, in both current and potential future devices, as well as challenges facing the field. The fundamentals of semiconductor optics, optical material properties, and light propagation are included, and new and emerging fields such as colloidal photonics, Si-based photonics, nanoplasmonics, and bioinspired photonics are all discussed. This is the 'go-to' guide for graduate students and researchers in electrical engineering who are interested in nanophotonics, and students taking nanophotonics courses.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Online ISBN: 978-131-653-586-8, Subjects: Physics And Astronomy, Engineering, Electronic, Optoelectronic Devices, and Nanotechnology, Optics, Optoelectronics and Photonics, ©2018



Color Science and Photometry for Lighting with LEDs and Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Series: Springer Briefs in Applied Sciences and Technology

Subseries: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Authors: Talha Erdem and Hilmi Volkan Demir

[Highlighted in Nature Photonics | VOL 13 | APRIL 2019 | 223]

This book reviews the application of semiconductor nanocrystals also known as colloidal quantum dots (QDs) to LED lighting for indoors and outdoors as well as LED backlighting in displays, summarizing the color science of QDs for lighting and displays and presenting recent developments in QD-integrated LEDs and display research. By employing QDs in color-conversion LEDs, it is possible to simultaneously accomplish successful color rendition of the illuminated objects and a good spectral overlap between the emission spectrum of the light source and the sensitivity of the human eye at a warm white color temperature – something that is fundamentally challenging to achieve with conventional sources, such as incandescent and fluorescent lamps, and phosphor-based LEDs.

Publisher: Springer, Singapore Online ISBN: 978-981-13-5886-9, Print ISBN: 978-981-13-5885-2, Series Print ISSN: 2191-530X, Series Online ISSN: 2191-5318, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-5886-9


Understanding and Modeling Förster-type Energy Transfer


Series: Springer Briefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Subseries: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Authors: Alexander Govorov, Pedro Ludwig Hernández-Martínez, Hilmi Volkan Demir

This Brief presents a historical overview of the Förster-type nonradiative energy transfer and a compilation of important progress in FRET research, starting from Förster until today, along with a summary of the current state-of-the-art. Here the objective is to provide the reader with a complete account of important milestones in FRET studies and FRET applications as well as a picture of the current status.

Publisher: Springer Singapore, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-378-1, eBook ISBN: 978-981-287-378-1, Softcover ISBN: 978-981-287-377-4, Series ISSN: 2196-1670, ©2016


Understanding and Modeling Förster-type Energy Transfer

FRET from Single Donor to Single Acceptor and Assemblies of Acceptors, Vol. 2

Series: Springer Briefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Subseries: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Authors: Pedro Ludwig Hernández-Martínez, Alexander Govorov, Hilmi Volkan Demir

This Brief presents a complete study of the generalized theory of Förster-type energy transfer in nanostructures with mixed dimensionality. Here the aim is to obtain a generalized theory of FRET including a comprehensive set of analytical equations for all combinations and configurations of nanostructures and deriving generic expressions for the dimensionality involved. In this brief, the modification of FRET mechanism with respect to the nanostructure serving as the donor vs. the acceptor will be included, focusing on the rate’s distance dependency and the role of the effective dielectric function in FRET, which will be a unique, useful source for those who study and model FRET.

Publisher: Springer Singapore, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-1873-2, eBook ISBN: 978-981-10-1873-2, Softcover ISBN: 978-981-10-1871-8, Series ISSN: 2196-1670, ©2017


Understanding and Modeling Förster-type Energy Transfer

FRET-Applications, Vol. 3

Series: Springer Briefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Subseries: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Authors: Hilmi Volkan Demir, Pedro Ludwig Hernández-Martínez, Alexander Govorov

This Brief will focus on the functional uses and applications of FRET, starting with the derivation of FRET in the assemblies of nanostructures and subsequently giving application cases for biologists, physicists, chemists, material scientists, engineers, and those in many other fields whoever would like to FRET as a tool. The goal of this part is therefore to show both specialist and non-specialist how to use and analyze FRET in a wide range of applications.

Publisher: Springer Singapore, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-1876-3, eBook ISBN: 978-981-10-1876-3, Softcover ISBN: 978-981-10-1874-9, Series ISSN: 2196-1670, ©2017

Book Chapters


Quantum Nano-Photonics

Chapter-11: Emerging Fields of Colloidal Nanophotonics for Quality Lighting to Versatile Lasing (Pages 221-233)

Series Title: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics

Editors: Di Bartolo, B., Silvestri, L., Cesaria, M., Collins, J.

Chapter Author: Hilmi Volkan Demir

This book brings together more closely researchers working in the two fields of quantum optics and nano-optics and provides a general overview of the main topics of interest in applied and fundamental research. The contributions cover, for example, single-photon emitters and emitters of entangled photon pairs based on epitaxially grown semiconductor quantum dots, nitrogen vacancy centers in diamond as single-photon emitters, coupled quantum bits based on trapped ions, integrated waveguide superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors, quantum nano-plasmonics, nanosensing, quantum aspects of biophotonics and quantum metamaterials. The articles span the bridge from pedagogical introductions on the fundamental principles to the current state-of-the-art, and are authored by pioneers and leaders in the field. Numerical simulations are presented as a powerful tool to gain insight into the physical behavior of nanophotonic systems and provide a critical complement to experimental investigations and design of devices.

Publisher: Springer Netherlands, eBook ISBN: 978-94-024-1544-5, Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-024-1543-8, Soft ISBN: 978-94-024-1546-9, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-024-1544-5


Handbook of GaN Semiconductor Materials and Devices

Chapter-13: Internal Quantum Efficiency for III-Nitride–Based Blue Light-Emitting Diodes

Publisher: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
Editor: Wengang (Wayne) Bi, Haochung (Henry) Kuo, Peicheng Ku, Bo Shen
Chapter Authors: Zi-Hui Zhang, Yonghui Zhang, Hilmi Volkan Demir, Xiao Wei Sun

The III-nitride light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have popularly penetrated into the market of the visible light communication, lighting, sensing, and display illumination. The electrons are supplied by the n-GaN layer, while the holes are injected from the p-GaN layer. It is well known that electrons and holes are not synchronized in the transport due to the fact that electrons are more mobile than holes. The layer that can make electrons "cold" is named as the electron cooler (EC), electron injector or electron reservoir layer. The hole injection is also affected by the doping efficiency of the p-GaN layer. To increase the hole concentration in the p-GaN layer, we have also proposed a hole modulator. Insufficient hole injection is also reflected by the nonuniform hole distribution in the multiple quantum wells. A most effective way to reduce the valence band discontinuity between the quantum well and the quantum barrier is to replace the GaN quantum barriers with InGaN quantum barriers.

eBook ISBN: 9781315152011, DOI: 10.1201/9781315152011, ©2017


UV-VIS and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy for Nanomaterials Characterization

Chapter-14: Biomedical and Biochemical Tools of Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Enabled by Colloidal Quantum Dot Nanocrystals for Life Sciences

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Editor: Challa S.S.R. Kumar
Chapter Authors: Urartu Özgür Şafak Şeker and Hilmi Volkan Demir

Semiconductor quantum nanocrystals (NCs) provide the ability to control and fine-tune peak emission wavelength using the size effect, with a broad optical absorption band (excitation window) increasing toward UV wavelength range. Quantum dots with different peak emission wavelengths can be excited at the same wavelength and offer longer fluorescence lifetimes, which make them desirable donor molecules for Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET)-based applications. In this chapter, the tools of FRET using these quantum dot nanocrystals in life science applications are addressed.

eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-27594-4, Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-27593-7, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27594-4, ©2013


Ceramic Integration and Joining Technologies: From Macro to Nanoscale

Chapter-12: On‐Chip Integration of Functional Hybrid Materials and Components in Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
Editor: Mrityunjay Singh, Tatsuki Ohji, Rajiv Asthana, Sanjay Mathur
Chapter Authors: Talha Erdem and Hilmi Volkan Demir

This chapter reviews these state-of-the-art integration approaches currently used in optoelectronics. Additionally, the chapter summarizes those innovative integration approaches that are presently being investigated for cutting - edge optoelectronics and nanophotonics.

online ISBN: 9781118056776, Print ISBN: 9780470391228, DOI: 10.1002/9781118056776, ©2011