We show that Förster energy transfer is inhibited in the vicinity of hyperbolic metamaterials and metals - the environments, which enhance spontaneous emission rates. The effect is attributed to high local densities of photonic states.
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T. Tumkur, J. K. Kitur, C. E. Bonner, E. E. Narimanov, and M. A. Noginov, "Control of Förster energy transfer with hyperbolic metamaterials and metallic surfaces," in CLEO: 2013, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper JM2A.2.
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