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Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics
Tucson, Arizona United States
November 3-7, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-55752-986-2
Concepts for Photon Management in Solar Cells I (PT2C)

Optimization of Generalized Nanostructures for Light Trapping Beyond the Ergodic Limit

Peng Wang, Bing Shen, and Rajesh Menon  »View Author Affiliations


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We report on a novel optimization method of designing generalized 2D and 3D nanostructures for light trapping exceeding the ergodic limit in thin-film photovoltaics via boosting local density of optical states in slot waveguide configuration.

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OCIS Codes
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(310.6188) Thin films : Spectral properties

P. Wang, B. Shen, and R. Menon, "Optimization of Generalized Nanostructures for Light Trapping Beyond the Ergodic Limit," in Renewable Energy and the Environment, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper PT2C.4.

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