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  • Editor: Christian Seassal
  • Vol. 22, Iss. S3 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: A577–A588

Cooperative electromagnetic interactions between nanoparticles for solar energy harvesting

Mathieu Langlais, Jean-Paul Hugonin, Mondher Besbes, and Philippe Ben-Abdallah  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue S3, pp. A577-A588 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.00A577


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Abstract

The cooperative electromagnetic interactions between discrete resonators have been widely used to modify the optical properties of metamaterials. Here we propose a general approach for engineering these interactions both in the dipolar approximation and for any higher-order description. Finally we apply this strategy to design broadband absorbers in the visible range from simple n-ary arrays of metallic nanoparticles.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Light Trapping for Photovoltaics

History
Original Manuscript: January 14, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2014
Published: March 12, 2014

Citation
Mathieu Langlais, Jean-Paul Hugonin, Mondher Besbes, and Philippe Ben-Abdallah, "Cooperative electromagnetic interactions between nanoparticles for solar energy harvesting," Opt. Express 22, A577-A588 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-S3-A577


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