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Thermal instability in plasmonics
Author(s): A. K. Sarychev; I. Fyodorov; V. M. Parfenyev; G. Tartakovsky; S. S. Vergeles
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Paper Abstract

The quantum-mechanical and thermal phenomena in the plasmonic nanoparticle and resonator are investigated. We develop quantum plasmonics by quantizing the collective electron motion in the surface plasmon. The operator of the electric field inside the metal nanoparticle is found. Thus obtained quantum electric field is anomalous large even for few plasmon quanta. The strong electric field, which value is comparable with the atomic field, results in huge electric current and overheating the metal nanoparticle when it operates as a resonator for the plasmon laser (SPASER). It is shown the overheating thermal instability can explode the particle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 December 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9278, Plasmonics, 927806 (3 December 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2084724
Show Author Affiliations
A. K. Sarychev, Institute for Theoretical and Applied Electrodynamics (Russian Federation)
I. Fyodorov, Russian Quantum Ctr. (Russian Federation)
V. M. Parfenyev, Russian Quantum Ctr. (Russian Federation)
G. Tartakovsky, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russian Federation)
S. S. Vergeles, L.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics (Russian Federation)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9278:
Xing Zhu; Satoshi Kawata; David J. Bergman; Peter Nordlander; Francisco Javier García de Abajo, Editor(s)

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