We study cooperative effects in energy transfer (ET) from an ensemble of donors to an acceptor near a plasmonic
nanostructure. We demonstrate that, in the cooperative regime, ET takes place from plasmonic superradiant
and subradiant states rather than from individual donors leading to a significant increase in ET efficiency.
The cooperative amplification of the ET relies on the large coupling of superradiant states to external fields
and on the slow decay rate of subradiant states. We show that superradiant and subradiant ET mechanisms
are efficient in different energy domains and, therefore, can be utilized independently. We present numerical
results demonstrating the amplification effect for a layer of donors and an acceptor on a spherical plasmonic
Vitaliy N. Pustovit, Augustine M. Urbas, Corey Moffett, and Tigran V. Shahbazyan, "Energy transfer in plasmonic systems," Proc. SPIE 9547, Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties XIII, 95470O (Presented at SPIE Nanoscience + Engineering: August 10, 2015; Published: 30 September 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2186801.
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