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Silver clusters insert into polymer solar cell for enhancing light absorption
Guolong Li, Hongyu Zhen, Zhuoyin Huang, Kan Li, Weidong Shen, Xu Liu
State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentation, [Zhejiang University], Hangzhou 310027, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2012, 10(01): pp.012401

Topic:Optics at surfaces
Keywords(OCIS Code): 240.6680  350.6050  290.5850  

As an employment of surface plasmonic effect, the consequence of insertion of a layer of Ag clusters into polymer solar cell on the enhancement of light absorption and power conversion efficiency is investigated. Optical analysis based on the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) is performed with experiments to evaluate the effect of the interaction between the Ag clusters and incident light on light absorption in polymer solar cell. Ag clusters modify the light wave vector and the electromagnetic field inside the device is redistributed and enhanced. As a result, polymer solar cells achieve an overall increase in absorption, short-circuit current density, and power conversion efficiency.

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Get Citation: Guolong Li, Hongyu Zhen, Zhuoyin Huang, Kan Li, Weidong Shen, Xu Liu, "Silver clusters insert into polymer solar cell for enhancing light absorption," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10(01), 012401(2012)

Note: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61007056), the Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (No. 20100101120048), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Nos. 2009QNA5010 and 2010QNA6003), and the Educational Office of Zhejiang Province (No. Y200803562).


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