Dressed Photons: Concepts of Light–Matter Fusion Technology

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 9, 2013 - Science - 324 pages
Authored by the developer of dressed photon science and technology as well as nanophotonics, this book outlines concepts of the subject using a novel theoretical framework that differs from conventional wave optics. It provides a quantum theoretical description of optical near fields and related problems that puts matter excitation such as electronic and vibrational ones on an equal footing with photons. By this description, optical near fields are interpreted as quasi-particles and named dressed photons which carry the material excitation energy in a nanometric space.
The author then explores novel nanophotonic devices, fabrications, and energy conversion based on the theoretical picture of dressed photons. Further, this book looks at how the assembly of nanophotonic devices produces information and communication systems.
Dressed photon science and technology is on its way to revolutionizing various applications in devices, fabrications, and systems. Promoting further exploration in the field, this book presents physically intuitive concepts, theories, and technical details for students, engineers, and scientists engaged in research and development in dressed photon science and technology as well as nanophotonics.
 

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Contents

1 What is a Dressed Photon?
1
2 Physical Picture of Dressed Photons
11
3 Energy Transfer and Relaxation by Dressed Photons
37
4 Coupling Dressed Photons and Phonons
58
5 Devices Using Dressed Photons
89
6 Fabrication Using Dressed Photons
137
7 Energy Conversion Using Dressed Photons
171
8 Spatial Features of the Dressed Photon and its Mathematical Scientific Model
215
Appendix A Multipolar Hamiltonian
253
Appendix B Elementary Excitation and Excitonpolariton
259
Appendix C Projection Operator and Effective Interaction Operator
264
Appendix D Transformation from Photon Base to Polariton Base
275
Appendix E Derivation of the Equations for SizeDependent Resonance
279
Appendix F Energy States of a Semiconductor Quantum Dot
283
Appendix G Solutions of the Quantum Master Equations for the Density Matrix Operators
295
Appendix H Derivation of Equations in Chap 4
301

9 Summary and Future Outlook
247

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