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Optimized organic photovoltaics with surface plasmons
Author(s): B. Omrane; C. Landrock; J. Aristizabal; J. N. Patel; Y. Chuo; B. Kaminska
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Paper Abstract

In this work, a new approach for optimizing organic photovoltaics using nanostructure arrays exhibiting surface plasmons is presented. Periodic nanohole arrays were fabricated on gold- and silver-coated flexible substrates, and were thereafter used as light transmitting anodes for solar cells. Transmission measurements on the plasmonic thin film made of gold and silver revealed enhanced transmission at specific wavelengths matching those of the photoactive polymer layer. Compared to the indium tin oxide-based photovoltaic cells, the plasmonic solar cells showed overall improvements in efficiency up to 4.8-fold for gold and 5.1-fold for the silver, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7750, Photonics North 2010, 77502P (22 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.873042
Show Author Affiliations
B. Omrane, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
C. Landrock, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
J. Aristizabal, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
J. N. Patel, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
Y. Chuo, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
B. Kaminska, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7750:
Photonics North 2010
Henry P. Schriemer; Rafael N. Kleiman, Editor(s)

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