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Microstructures for enhanced light-matter interactions: optical network devices and solar light trapping
Author(s): Xuegong Deng; Jian J. Wang; Qihong Wu; Feng Liu
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Paper Abstract

Our focus is on the potential of enhancing light-matter interactions by using microstructures. It has been proven that microstructures of composite materials (MCMs) are versatile means for passive optical functional integration. Here we elaborate on some motivations and preliminary results. By using MCMs, we present a few examples of enhanced functional integration for optical networks and structures for light trapping at UV-VIS (e.g., solar cells). Simulations of wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) and polarization dependent devices for network terminals at 1310 nm and 1500nm are presented. A simple principle was used to demonstrate total absorption of visible spectrum around 400-500 nm, which may benefit application such as solar cells.

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Date Published: 13 October 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6368, Optoelectronic Devices: Physics, Fabrication, and Application III, 63680R (13 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.686439
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Xuegong Deng, NanoOpto Corp. (United States)
Jian J. Wang, NanoOpto Corp. (United States)
Qihong Wu, NanoOpto Corp. (United States)
Feng Liu, NanoOpto Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6368:
Optoelectronic Devices: Physics, Fabrication, and Application III
Joachim Piprek; Jian Jim Wang, Editor(s)

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