We study the effect of non-uniform radii on the absorption of silicon nanowire arrays. By studying small supercells containing nanowires of two distinct radii we find there to be new resonances, which enhance the absorption.
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B. C. P. Sturmberg, K. B. Dossou, L. C. Botten, A. A. Asatryan, C. G. Poulton, R. C. McPhedran, and M. de Sterke, "Disorder in Silicon Nanowire Arrays for Photovoltaic Applications," in Frontiers in Optics 2012/Laser Science XXVIII, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper FTu4B.3.
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