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Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics
Austin, Texas United States
November 2-3, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-920-6
Concepts of Light Trapping and Photon Transport (JThC)

Near-field Light Focusing by Wavelength-sized Dielectric Spheroids for Photovoltaic applications

Manuel J. Mendes, Ignacio Tobías, Antonio Martí, and Antonio Luque  »View Author Affiliations


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We explore the near-field concentration properties of dielectric spheroidal scatterers with wavelength sizes, using a separation-of-variables method. Such "mesoscopic lenses" are optimized for maximum light enhancement in photovoltaic applications.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

M. J. Mendes, I. Tobías, A. Martí, and A. Luque, "Near-field Light Focusing by Wavelength-sized Dielectric Spheroids for Photovoltaic applications," in Renewable Energy and the Environment, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JThC5.

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