This latest volume in the Wiley Series in Lasers and Applications focuses on the optics and optical processes associated with nanostructured materials, a subject at the cutting edge of research in applied science and engineering. The first book to de together the two fields of optics and nanostructured materials, it features important contributions from many of the leading researchers from the United States and around the world. Along with obvious major topics such as photonic crystals and quantum wire optoelectronics, this book also contains presentations on less common, yet important and related topics, including semicontinuous metal films, fractal smoke, and photonic silica fibers. Other important topics covered in this timely volume include: • Near-field optics of nanostructured surfaces • Near-field optics of nanostructured semiconductor materials • Localization of light in three-dimensional disordered dielectrics • Optical nonlinearities in metal colloid solutions • Local fields' localization in chaos and nonlinear optical enhancement in clusters and composites • Optics and structure of carbonaceous soot aggregates • Quantum dots: physics and applications. For researchers and graduate students working in optics, materials science, and solid-state physics, Optics of Nanostructured Materials offers a rare opportunity to view important new findings in one compact volume.