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  • Editor: Christian Seassal
  • Vol. 22, Iss. S2 — Mar. 10, 2014
  • pp: A259–A267

Light trapping in a polymer solar cell by tailored quantum dot emission

Yunlu Xu and Jeremy N. Munday  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue S2, pp. A259-A267 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.00A259


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Abstract

We propose a polymer photovoltaic device with a new scattering mechanism based on photon absorption and re-emission in a quantum dot layer. A matrix of aluminum nanorods with optimized radius and period are used to modify the coupling of light emitted from the quantum dots into the polymer layer. Our analysis shows that this architecture is capable of increasing the absorption of an ordinary polymer photovoltaic device by 28%.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Light Trapping for Photovoltaics

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 8, 2014
Published: January 23, 2014

Citation
Yunlu Xu and Jeremy N. Munday, "Light trapping in a polymer solar cell by tailored quantum dot emission," Opt. Express 22, A259-A267 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-S2-A259


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