This paper demonstrates a novel approach for enhancing energy coupling into thin-layered solar cells enabled by depositing non-periodic arrays of plasmonic nanoparticles. Theoretical models are developed to characterize the structure and determine novel physical performance.
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(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
S. Ghadarghadr and H. Mosallaei, "Array of Plasmonic Nanoparticles Enabling Light Coupling and Guiding in Solar Systems: A Theoretical Analysis," in Optics and Photonics for Advanced Energy Technology, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper WC1.
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