Fluorescence-based processes are strongly modified by the electromagnetic environment in which the emitters are placed. Hence, the design of nanostructured materials with appropriate electromagnetic properties opens up a new route in the control of, for instance, the spontaneous rate of emission or the energy transfer rate in donor-acceptor pairs. In particular, hyperbolic plasmonic metamaterials have emerged as a very flexible and powerful platform for these applications as they provide a high local density of electromagnetic states due to their peculiar mode structure which is governed by both the structural nonlocal response and the dispersion properties. Here, we will discuss an experimental and theoretical study of the influence of a hyperbolic metamaterial comprised of an array of gold nanorods on the radiative properties of quantum emitters and the energy-transfer processes between them.
Diane Roth, Mazhar E. Nasir, Alexey V. Krasavin, Pavel Ginzburg, Wayne Dickson, Alix Le Marois, Klaus Suhling, David R. Richards, Viktor A. Podolskiy, and Anatoly V. Zayats, "Spontaneous emission and non-radiative processes inside a hyperbolic metamaterial
(Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 9920, Active Photonic Materials VIII, 99201A (Presented at SPIE Nanoscience + Engineering: August 31, 2016; Published: 9 November 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2237735.5159519639001.
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