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Photovoltaic cells and photodetectors made with semiconductor polymers: recent progress
Author(s): Gang Yu; Gordana Srdanov; Hailiang Wang; Yong Cao; Alan J. Heeger
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Paper Abstract

In this presentation, we discuss recent progress on polymer photovoltaic cells and polymer photodetectors. By improving the fill-factor of polymer photovoltaic cells, the energy conversion efficiency was improved significantly to over 4 percent. Such high efficiency polymer photovoltaic cells are promising for many applications including e-papers, e-books and smart-windows. Polymer photodetectors with similar device configuration show high photosensitivity, low dark current, large dynamic range, linear intensity dependence, low noise level and fast response time. These parameters are comparable to or even better than their inorganic counterparts. The advantages of low manufacturing cost, large detection area, and easy hybridization and integration with other electronic or optical components make them promising for a variety of applications including chemical/biomedical analysis, full-color digital image sensing and high energy radiation detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3939, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices II, (19 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386366
Show Author Affiliations
Gang Yu, Uniax Corp. (United States)
Gordana Srdanov, Uniax Corp. (United States)
Hailiang Wang, Uniax Corp. (United States)
Yong Cao, Uniax Corp. (China)
Alan J. Heeger, Uniax Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3939:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices II
Donal D. C. Bradley; Bernard Kippelen, Editor(s)

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