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3D full-wave optical and electronic modeling of organic bulk-heterojunction solar cells: a predictive approach
Author(s): Wee Shing Koh; Yuriy A. Akimov; Wei Peng Goh
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Paper Abstract

A predictive approach using 3D full-wave optical and electronic modeling of an organic bulk-heterojunction photovoltaic device (P3HT:PCBM) is presented. The optical part is modeled by solving 3D frequency domain Maxwells equations such that the scattering of subwavelength nanostructures can be modeled accurately. The electronic simulation which consists of solving the rate equations to account for the generation and recombination of polarons or charges, and the flow of electrons and holes are assumed to be drift-diffusion in nature. Here, nanoparticles with subwavelength sizes are added to the P3HT:PCBM photovoltaic device and the current-voltage behavior is predicted by the model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8619, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XXI, 861919 (14 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2003871
Show Author Affiliations
Wee Shing Koh, A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing (Singapore)
Yuriy A. Akimov, A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing (Singapore)
Wei Peng Goh, A*STAR Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (Singapore)
Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8619:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XXI
Bernd Witzigmann; Marek Osinski; Fritz Henneberger; Yasuhiko Arakawa, Editor(s)

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