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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2013
  • pp: 3680–3683

Nanowire photovoltaic efficiency enhancement using plasmonic coupled nano-fractal antennas

S. Abdellatif and K. Kirah  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 18, pp. 3680-3683 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.003680


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Abstract

We suggest the use of nano-fractal antennas for plasmonic coupling to enhance nanowire (NW) photovoltaic power conversion efficiency. Silicon radial pn junction NWs positioned inside Apollonian and Sierpinski nano-fractal antennas are simulated with different topologies and NW lengths. An enhancement in power conversion efficiency ranging from 12% to up to 24% over the same NW without antenna case is achieved.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Detectors

History
Original Manuscript: July 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 2013
Published: September 13, 2013

Citation
S. Abdellatif and K. Kirah, "Nanowire photovoltaic efficiency enhancement using plasmonic coupled nano-fractal antennas," Opt. Lett. 38, 3680-3683 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-18-3680


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