The Case for Plasmonics

  title={The Case for Plasmonics},
  author={Mark L. Brongersma and Vladimir M. Shalaev},
  pages={440 - 441}
Light-induced surface excitations may offer a route to faster, smaller, and more efficient electronics as well as new technology opportunities. Just over a decade ago, the term “plasmonics” was coined for a promising new device technology that aims to exploit the unique optical properties of metallic nanostructures to enable routing and active manipulation of light at the nanoscale (1). At the same time, it was already well established that tiny metallic particles have a number of valuable… 
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