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Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics
Eindhoven Netherlands
November 11-14, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-952-7
Photonmanagement in Solar Cells: Plasmonic Structures II (JM4B)

Photovoltaic Light Management with Ordered and Disordered Metal and Dielectric Nanostructures

Harry Atwater, Dennis M. Callahan, Kelsey A. Whitesell, and Ragip Pala  »View Author Affiliations


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Enhanced light absorption in thin solar cells is mediated by light trapping nanostructures that generate resonant modes in spectral regions where the absorber is ‘optically thin’. We discuss the role of ordered versus disordered nanostructures in light trapping.

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H. Atwater, D. M. Callahan, K. A. Whitesell, and R. Pala, "Photovoltaic Light Management with Ordered and Disordered Metal and Dielectric Nanostructures," in Renewable Energy and the Environment Optics and Photonics Congress, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JM4B.1.

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