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Optical absorption enhancement by inserting ZnO optical spacer in plasmonic organic solar cells
Author(s): Kekeli N’Konou; Philippe Torchio
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Paper Abstract

Optical absorption enhancement (AE) using coupled optical spacer and plasmonic effects in standard and inverted organic solar cells (OSCs) are demonstrated using the finite-difference time-domain numerical method. The influence of an added zinc oxide (ZnO) optical spacer layer inserted below the active layer in standard architecture is first theoretically investigated while the influence of varying the ZnO cathodic buffer layer thickness in inverted design is studied on AE. Then, the embedding of a square periodic array of core–shell silver–silica nanospheres (

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 2017
PDF: 13 pages
J. Nanophoton. 12(1) 012502 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.12.012502
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 12, Issue 1
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Kekeli N’Konou, Aix-Marseille Univ. (France)
Philippe Torchio, Aix-Marseille Univ. (France)


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