Improving organic photovoltaic cell efficiency with enhanced charge-transfer recovery by incorporating local field enhancement of sub-bandgap infrared light

T.A. Hendriks, Mustafa Sefünç, L.J.A. Koster, S.M. Garcia-Blanco

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Abstract

Illuminating organic solar cell active materials with infrared light, ranging from 0.3 to 1.25 eV, has shown to be a potential way of enhancing solar cell efficiency due to
enhanced charge-transfer state recovery. This paper focuses on the fabrication and
application of plasmonic nanostructures in organic solar cells to give local field
enhancement within these wavelengths.
Aluminum gratings and nanorods are investigated to give local field enhancement at 0.58 eV to enhance charge-transfer state recovery and improve photovoltaic cell
performance. This work encompasses a first practical application combining plasmonics and sub-bandgap light to enhance charge-transfer state recovery.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Society Benelux Chapter
EditorsXaveer Leijtens, Dzmitry Pustakhod
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherEindhoven University of Technology
Pages227-230
ISBN (Print)978-2-8052-0184-4
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2013
Event18th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter 2013 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 25 Nov 201326 Nov 2013
Conference number: 18
http://www.photonics-benelux.org/symp13/

Conference

Conference18th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter 2013
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period25/11/1326/11/13
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