### Svend-Age Biehs et.al.: Dynamical quantum theory of heat transfer between plasmonic nanosystems

**Author(s)**:
**
Svend-Age Biehs, Girish S. Agarwal**
**Title**:
**Dynamical quantum theory of heat transfer between plasmonic nanosystems**
**Date of Upload**: 2013-02-22
**Article**:
**JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 3, pp. 700-707 (2013), Optical Society of America**
**Keywords**:
nanosystems, heat transfer, nanoparticles, localized surface modes, quantum dynamics, master equation, Rabi oscillations
**Abstract**:
- We develop a dynamical theory of heat transfer between two
nanosystems. In particular, we consider the resonant heat transfer
between two nanoparticles due to the coupling of localized surface modes
having a finite spectral width.
We model the coupled nanosystem by two coupled quantum mechanical
oscillators, each interacting with its own heat bath, and obtain a
master equation for the dynamics of heat transfer. The damping rates in
the master equation are related to the lifetimes of localized plasmons
in the nanoparticles. We study the dynamics towards the steady state and
establish connection with the standard theory of heat transfer in
steady state. For strongly coupled nanoparticles we predict Rabi
oscillations in the mean occupation number of surface plasmons in each
nanoparticle.
**URL: http://www.physik.uni-oldenburg.de/condmat/Biehs/pubs/p_HTR_Dynamics2013.pdf (text/plain)**

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