Abbreviated Journal Title
Phys. Rev. B
GOLD NANOPARTICLES; METALLIC NANOPARTICLE; VAPOR GENERATION; PARTICLES; THERAPY; LIGHT; NANOANTENNA; NANOBUBBLES; COLLOIDS; CELLS; Physics, Condensed Matter
The optical response of heterogeneous plasmonic trimer structures composed of a silver nanoparticle dimer and a central gold nanoparticle is investigated analytically and numerically. The plasmon resonance of the silver dimer is controlled through near-field coupling, resulting in plasmon resonance frequency matching of the silver dimer and gold monomer. This coupling condition makes it possible to increase the energy dissipation per unit volume in the gold particle by over two orders of magnitude compared to a single-particle system. It is predicted that pulsed illumination of a trimer consisting of two 80-nm-diameter silver particles and a 10-nm-diameter central gold particle can raise the gold particle temperature by 100 K using a pump fluence as low as 20 nJ/mm(2) at a wavelength of 530 nm. This finding may have practical applications in photothermal therapy, fast thermal nonlinear optical modulation, and could enable new fundamental thermal studies at picosecond time scales.
Physical Review B
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