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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 7196–7201

Plasmonically enhanced hot electron based photovoltaic device

Fatih B. Atar, Enes Battal, Levent E. Aygun, Bihter Daglar, Mehmet Bayindir, and Ali K. Okyay  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 7196-7201 (2013)

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Hot electron photovoltaics is emerging as a candidate for low cost and ultra thin solar cells. Plasmonic means can be utilized to significantly boost device efficiency. We separately form the tunneling metal-insulator-metal (MIM) junction for electron collection and the plasmon exciting MIM structure on top of each other, which provides high flexibility in plasmonic design and tunneling MIM design separately. We demonstrate close to one order of magnitude enhancement in the short circuit current at the resonance wavelengths.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Solar Energy

Original Manuscript: December 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2013
Published: March 14, 2013

Fatih B. Atar, Enes Battal, Levent E. Aygun, Bihter Daglar, Mehmet Bayindir, and Ali K. Okyay, "Plasmonically enhanced hot electron based photovoltaic device," Opt. Express 21, 7196-7201 (2013)

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