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Plasmonic structures integrated in organic solar cells
Author(s): S. Vedraine; Ph. Torchio; H. Derbal-Habak; F. Flory; V. Brissonneau; D. Duché; J. J. Simon; L. Escoubas
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Paper Abstract

Experimental and numerical results concerning the influence of silver nanoparticles on the optical absorption of organic devices are presented. The metallic nanoparticles (NPs) are placed inside an interpenetrated poly(3-hexylthiophene): [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (P3HT:PCBM) layer using a physical vapor deposition technique. An absorption enhancement by comparison to devices without NPs is shown. An increase of the absorption by annealing is also observed. Moreover, calculations are performed via a numerical analysis based on a Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method. We demonstrate that the light absorption can mainly occur inside the active layer instead of inside the metallic NPs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7772, Next Generation (Nano) Photonic and Cell Technologies for Solar Energy Conversion, 777219 (24 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859898
Show Author Affiliations
S. Vedraine, Institut Matériaux Microélectronique Nanosciences de Provence, CNRS, Univ. Aix-Marseille (France)
Ph. Torchio, Institut Matériaux Microélectronique Nanosciences de Provence, CNRS, Univ. Aix-Marseille (France)
H. Derbal-Habak, Institut Matériaux Microélectronique Nanosciences de Provence, CNRS, Univ. Aix-Marseille (France)
F. Flory, Ecole Centrale Marseille, CNRS (France)
V. Brissonneau, Institut Matériaux Microélectronique Nanosciences de Provence, CNRS, Univ. Aix-Marseille (France)
D. Duché, Institut Matériaux Microélectronique Nanosciences de Provence, CNRS, Univ. Aix-Marseille (France)
J. J. Simon, Institut Matériaux Microélectronique Nanosciences de Provence, CNRS, Univ. Aix-Marseille (France)
L. Escoubas, Institut Matériaux Microélectronique Nanosciences de Provence, CNRS, Univ. Aix-Marseille (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7772:
Next Generation (Nano) Photonic and Cell Technologies for Solar Energy Conversion
Loucas Tsakalakos, Editor(s)

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