We show that there is no contradiction between the results presented by Pan [Opt. Lett. 25, 369 (2000)] and the 1/L2 dependence of the radiative energy flux between two half-spaces separated by a small vacuum gap of width L obtained by Polder and Van Hove [Phys. Rev. B 4, 3303 (1971)] and by Loomis and Maris [Phys. Rev. B 50, 18517 (1994)].
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Jean-Philippe Mulet, Karl Joulain, Rémi Carminati, and Jean-Jacques Greffet, "Comment on Radiative transfer over small distances from a heated metal," Opt. Lett. 26, 480-481 (2001)