On the quantum theory of light interacting with nano-materials

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The fundamental processes of absorption, stimulated and spontaneous emission, and elastic as well as inelastic scattering involving light and atoms, molecules, and nano-particles have been studied for decades using both classical and quantum theories. While providing an overview of the subject, this paper presents a streamlined approach to studying atom-photon interactions in the context of modern quantum optics in the hope of providing guidance for applications in the general area of molecular and nano-photonic machines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMolecular and Nanophotonic Machines VI
EditorsZouheir Sekkat, Takashige Omatsu
ISBN (Electronic)9781510665408
StatePublished - 2023
EventMolecular and Nanophotonic Machines VI 2023 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2023Aug 24 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceMolecular and Nanophotonic Machines VI 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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