Quantum-well solar cells offer a route to photovoltaic power conversion with predicted efficiencies of 45-63%. We discuss methods of improving their performance by engineering photon propagation paths via scattering from metal or dielectric nanoparticles.
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E. T. Yu, "Plasmonic Scattering Enhancement of Quantum Well Solar Cells," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWB1.
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