Physical Picture of Dressed Photons

  • Motoichi OhtsuEmail author
Part of the Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics book series (NON)


This chapter derives a physical picture of the dressed-photon (DP) by analyzing light–matter interactions in nanometric space, in which an infinite number of photon modes and an infinite number of energy levels of electron–hole pairs are involved. Based on this physical picture, energy transfer between two nanomaterials under light illumination and detection of this energy transfer are described. Furthermore, an effective energy of the interaction between the nanomaterials is derived by noting that the actual nanometric system in which the DP is generated is surrounded by a macroscopic light–matter system.


Hole Pair Creation Operator Virtual Photon Photon Mode Macroscopic Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Information SystemsThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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