We simulate the optical properties of silicon nanowire arrays using the transfer matrix method. Results reveal that guided resonances in nanowire arrays with proper size can greatly enhance the absorption of solar radiation.
© 2009 The Optical Society
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures
C. Lin and M. L. Povinelli, "Guided-Resonance Induced Absorption Enhancement in Silicon Nanowire Arrays for Photovoltaic Application," in Optics and Photonics for Advanced Energy Technology, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper ThC3.
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