Importance of multiple-phonon interactions in molecular dissociation and nanofabrication using optical near fields

A quasi-particle (exciton-phonon polariton) model, as a simple model of an optical near-field probe, is proposed to investigate an unresolved problem in photochemical processes, i.e., why a vapor molecule can be dissociated by an incident photon with less energy than the dissociation energy only if, not a propagating far field, but an optical near field is… (More)