We discuss the state-of-the-art and remaining challenges in the fundamental understanding and technology development for controlling light-matter interactions in nanophotonic environments in and away from thermal equilibrium. The topics covered range from the basics of the thermodynamics of light emission and absorption, to applications in solar-thermal energy generation, thermophotovoltaics, optical refrigeration, personalized cooling technologies, development of coherent incandescent light sources, and spinoptics.
Boriskina, S. V., Tong, J. K., Hsu, W. C., Liao, B., Huang, Y., Chiloyan, V., & Chen, G. (2016, June 1). Heat meets light on the nanoscale. Nanophotonics. Walter de Gruyter GmbH. https://doi.org/10.1515/nanoph-2016-0010