Localization of Excess Temperature Using Plasmonic Hot Spots in Metal Nanostructures: Combining Nano-Optical Antennas with the Fano Effect

@article{Khorashad2016LocalizationOE,
  title={Localization of Excess Temperature Using Plasmonic Hot Spots in Metal Nanostructures: Combining Nano-Optical Antennas with the Fano Effect},
  author={Larousse Khosravi Khorashad and Lucas V. Besteiro and Zhiming M. Wang and Jason G. Valentine and Alexander O. Govorov},
  journal={Journal of Physical Chemistry C},
  year={2016},
  volume={120},
  pages={13215-13226}
}
It is challenging to strongly localize temperature in small volumes because heat transfer is a diffusive process. Here we show how to overcome this limitation using electrodynamic hot spots and interference effects in the regime of continuous-wave (CW) excitation. We introduce a set of figures of merit for the localization of excess temperature and for the efficiency of the plasmonic photothermal effect. Our calculations show that the local temperature distribution in a trimer nanoparticle… 
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