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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 12737–12749

Effective absorption enhancement in dielectric thin-films with embedded paired-strips gold nanoantennas

Zih-Ying Yang and Kuo-Ping Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 12737-12749 (2014)

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This study focuses on determining the optimized thickness of an absorbing thin-film with embedded gold nanoantennas, for absorption enhancement. Gold paired-strips nanoantennas with small gaps have been proposed for light trapping because of the high localized electric field in the gap due to resonance. Paired-strips nanoantennas with small gaps produce higher effective absorption compared to single-strip gratings. From the average absorption two-dimensional map, the absorption enhancement may increase by a factor of up to 20 for gold paired-strips nanoantennas embedded in a 100 nm thick P3HT:PCBM thin-film.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: February 10, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2014
Published: May 19, 2014

Zih-Ying Yang and Kuo-Ping Chen, "Effective absorption enhancement in dielectric thin-films with embedded paired-strips gold nanoantennas," Opt. Express 22, 12737-12749 (2014)

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