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Authors: K. Quang Le, A. Abass, B. Maes, P. Bienstman, Andrea Alu
Title: Using localized plasmon resonances to enhance absorption efficiency in thin-film organic solar cells
Format: International Conference Proceedings
Publication date: 11/2011
Journal/Conference/Book: Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics
Editor/Publisher: Optical Society of America, 
Volume(Issue): p.paper PThD3
Location: Austin, United States
DOI: 10.1364/pv.2011.pthd3
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We theoretically investigate the influence of square metallic gratings on the optical absorption of organic solar cells with a thin active layer. We show that excited localized surface plasmon modes may cause strong field enhancement at the interface between the grating and the active layer. This results in broadband absorption enhancement in the active layer. An enhancement of up to 29% has been observed.

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