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Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics
Eindhoven Netherlands
November 11-14, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-952-7
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Gold Nanoparticle-enhanced Upconversion in Erbium Ions

Gero Von Plessen, Stefan Fischer, Florian Hallermann, Deepu Kumar, Alexander N. Sprafke, and Jan Christoph Goldschmidt  »View Author Affiliations


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Upconversion of sub-bandgap photons has been suggested to increase the efficiencies of silicon solar cells. Using model calculations we show that gold nanoparticles can enhance the upconversion intensities from erbium ions in a relevant geometry.

© 2012 OSA

OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

G. Von Plessen, S. Fischer, F. Hallermann, D. Kumar, A. N. Sprafke, and J. C. Goldschmidt, "Gold Nanoparticle-enhanced Upconversion in Erbium Ions," in Renewable Energy and the Environment Optics and Photonics Congress, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper PW2B.2.

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