Abstract

The integration of a plasmonic lamellar grating in a heterostructure organic solar cell as a light trapping mechanism is investigated with numerical Finite Elements simulations. A global optimization of all the geometric parameters has been performed. The obtained wide-band enhancement in optical absorption is correlated with both the propagating and the localized plasmonic modes of the structure, which have been identified and characterized in detail.

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2012 (2)

2011 (3)

H. Shen and B. Maes, “Combined plasmonic gratings in organic solar cells,” Opt. Express 19(S6Suppl 6), A1202–A1210 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Spinelli, M. Hebbink, R. de Waele, L. Black, F. Lenzmann, and A. Polman, “Optical impedance matching using coupled plasmonic nanoparticle arrays,” Nano Lett. 11(4), 1760–1765 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. N. Munday and H. A. Atwater, “Large integrated absorption enhancement in plasmonic solar cells by combining metallic gratings and antireflection coatings,” Nano Lett. 11(6), 2195–2201 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2010 (5)

M. Mazzeo, F. della Sala, F. Mariano, G. Melcarne, S. D’ Agostino, Y. Duan, R. Cingolani, and G. Gigli, “Shaping white light through electroluminescent fully organic coupled microcavities,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(42), 4696–4700 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. A. Atwater and A. Polman, “Plasmonics for improved photovoltaic devices,” Nat. Mater. 9(3), 205–213 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. G. Kang, T. Xu, H. J. Park, X. Luo, and L. J. Guo, “Efficiency enhancement of organic solar cells using transparent plasmonic Ag nanowires electrodes,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(39), 4378–4383 (2010).
[Crossref]

V. E. Ferry, J. N. Munday, and H. A. Atwater, “Design considerations for plasmonic photovoltaics,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(43), 4794–4808 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Min, J. Li, G. Veronis, J. Y. Lee, S. Fan, and P. Peumans, “Enhancement of optical absorption in thin-film organic solar cells trough the excitation of plasmonic modes in metallic gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(13), 133302 (2010).
[Crossref]

2009 (1)

R. A. Pala, J. White, E. Barnard, J. Liu, and M. L. Brongersma, “Design of plasmonic thin-film solar cells with broadband absorption enhancements,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 21(34), 3504–3509 (2009).
[Crossref]

2008 (5)

M. Agrawal and P. Peumans, “Broadband optical absorption enhancement through coherent light trapping in thin-film photovoltaic cells,” Opt. Express 16(8), 5385–5396 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

E. S. Barnard, J. S. White, A. Chandran, and M. L. Brongersma, “Spectral properties of plasmonic resonator antennas,” Opt. Express 16(21), 16529–16537 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. J. Morfa, K. L. Rowlen, T. H. Reilly, M. J. Romero, and J. van de Lagemaat, “Plasmon-enhanced solar energy conversion in organic bulk heterojunction photovoltaics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(1), 013504 (2008).
[Crossref]

P. E. Shaw, A. Ruseckas, and I. D. W. Samuel, “Exciton diffusion measurements in poly(3-hexylthiophene),” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 20(18), 3516–3520 (2008).
[Crossref]

L. Tsakalakos, “Nanostructures for photovoltaics,” Mater. Sci. Eng. Rep. 62(6), 175–189 (2008).
[Crossref]

2007 (3)

T. Kietzke, “Recent advances in organic solar cells,” Adv. Optoelectron. 2007, 40285 (2007).
[Crossref]

K. Walzer, B. Maennig, M. Pfeiffer, and K. Leo, “Highly efficient organic devices based on electrically doped transport layers,” Chem. Rev. 107(4), 1233–1271 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. I. Bozhevolnyi and T. Søndergaard, “General properties of slow-plasmon resonant nanostructures: nano-antennas and resonators,” Opt. Express 15(17), 10869–10877 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2006 (1)

R. Gordon, “Light in a subwavelength slit in a metal: propagation and reflection,” Phys. Rev. B 73(15), 153405 (2006).
[Crossref]

2004 (1)

H. Hoppe and N. S. Sariciftci, “Organic solar cells: an overview,” J. Mater. Res. 19(07), 1924–1945 (2004).
[Crossref]

Abass, A.

Agrawal, M.

Alù, A.

Atwater, H. A.

J. N. Munday and H. A. Atwater, “Large integrated absorption enhancement in plasmonic solar cells by combining metallic gratings and antireflection coatings,” Nano Lett. 11(6), 2195–2201 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

V. E. Ferry, J. N. Munday, and H. A. Atwater, “Design considerations for plasmonic photovoltaics,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(43), 4794–4808 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. A. Atwater and A. Polman, “Plasmonics for improved photovoltaic devices,” Nat. Mater. 9(3), 205–213 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Barnard, E.

R. A. Pala, J. White, E. Barnard, J. Liu, and M. L. Brongersma, “Design of plasmonic thin-film solar cells with broadband absorption enhancements,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 21(34), 3504–3509 (2009).
[Crossref]

Barnard, E. S.

Bienstman, P.

Black, L.

P. Spinelli, M. Hebbink, R. de Waele, L. Black, F. Lenzmann, and A. Polman, “Optical impedance matching using coupled plasmonic nanoparticle arrays,” Nano Lett. 11(4), 1760–1765 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bozhevolnyi, S. I.

Brongersma, M. L.

R. A. Pala, J. White, E. Barnard, J. Liu, and M. L. Brongersma, “Design of plasmonic thin-film solar cells with broadband absorption enhancements,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 21(34), 3504–3509 (2009).
[Crossref]

E. S. Barnard, J. S. White, A. Chandran, and M. L. Brongersma, “Spectral properties of plasmonic resonator antennas,” Opt. Express 16(21), 16529–16537 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chandran, A.

Cingolani, R.

M. Mazzeo, F. della Sala, F. Mariano, G. Melcarne, S. D’ Agostino, Y. Duan, R. Cingolani, and G. Gigli, “Shaping white light through electroluminescent fully organic coupled microcavities,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(42), 4696–4700 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D’ Agostino, S.

M. Mazzeo, F. della Sala, F. Mariano, G. Melcarne, S. D’ Agostino, Y. Duan, R. Cingolani, and G. Gigli, “Shaping white light through electroluminescent fully organic coupled microcavities,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(42), 4696–4700 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

de Waele, R.

P. Spinelli, M. Hebbink, R. de Waele, L. Black, F. Lenzmann, and A. Polman, “Optical impedance matching using coupled plasmonic nanoparticle arrays,” Nano Lett. 11(4), 1760–1765 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

della Sala, F.

M. Mazzeo, F. della Sala, F. Mariano, G. Melcarne, S. D’ Agostino, Y. Duan, R. Cingolani, and G. Gigli, “Shaping white light through electroluminescent fully organic coupled microcavities,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(42), 4696–4700 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Duan, Y.

M. Mazzeo, F. della Sala, F. Mariano, G. Melcarne, S. D’ Agostino, Y. Duan, R. Cingolani, and G. Gigli, “Shaping white light through electroluminescent fully organic coupled microcavities,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(42), 4696–4700 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dunbar, R. B.

Fan, S.

C. Min, J. Li, G. Veronis, J. Y. Lee, S. Fan, and P. Peumans, “Enhancement of optical absorption in thin-film organic solar cells trough the excitation of plasmonic modes in metallic gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(13), 133302 (2010).
[Crossref]

Ferry, V. E.

V. E. Ferry, J. N. Munday, and H. A. Atwater, “Design considerations for plasmonic photovoltaics,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(43), 4794–4808 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gigli, G.

M. Mazzeo, F. della Sala, F. Mariano, G. Melcarne, S. D’ Agostino, Y. Duan, R. Cingolani, and G. Gigli, “Shaping white light through electroluminescent fully organic coupled microcavities,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(42), 4696–4700 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gordon, R.

R. Gordon, “Light in a subwavelength slit in a metal: propagation and reflection,” Phys. Rev. B 73(15), 153405 (2006).
[Crossref]

Guo, L. J.

M. G. Kang, T. Xu, H. J. Park, X. Luo, and L. J. Guo, “Efficiency enhancement of organic solar cells using transparent plasmonic Ag nanowires electrodes,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(39), 4378–4383 (2010).
[Crossref]

Hebbink, M.

P. Spinelli, M. Hebbink, R. de Waele, L. Black, F. Lenzmann, and A. Polman, “Optical impedance matching using coupled plasmonic nanoparticle arrays,” Nano Lett. 11(4), 1760–1765 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hoppe, H.

H. Hoppe and N. S. Sariciftci, “Organic solar cells: an overview,” J. Mater. Res. 19(07), 1924–1945 (2004).
[Crossref]

Kang, M. G.

M. G. Kang, T. Xu, H. J. Park, X. Luo, and L. J. Guo, “Efficiency enhancement of organic solar cells using transparent plasmonic Ag nanowires electrodes,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(39), 4378–4383 (2010).
[Crossref]

Kietzke, T.

T. Kietzke, “Recent advances in organic solar cells,” Adv. Optoelectron. 2007, 40285 (2007).
[Crossref]

Le, K. Q.

Lee, J. Y.

C. Min, J. Li, G. Veronis, J. Y. Lee, S. Fan, and P. Peumans, “Enhancement of optical absorption in thin-film organic solar cells trough the excitation of plasmonic modes in metallic gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(13), 133302 (2010).
[Crossref]

Lenzmann, F.

P. Spinelli, M. Hebbink, R. de Waele, L. Black, F. Lenzmann, and A. Polman, “Optical impedance matching using coupled plasmonic nanoparticle arrays,” Nano Lett. 11(4), 1760–1765 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Leo, K.

K. Walzer, B. Maennig, M. Pfeiffer, and K. Leo, “Highly efficient organic devices based on electrically doped transport layers,” Chem. Rev. 107(4), 1233–1271 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Li, J.

C. Min, J. Li, G. Veronis, J. Y. Lee, S. Fan, and P. Peumans, “Enhancement of optical absorption in thin-film organic solar cells trough the excitation of plasmonic modes in metallic gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(13), 133302 (2010).
[Crossref]

Liu, J.

R. A. Pala, J. White, E. Barnard, J. Liu, and M. L. Brongersma, “Design of plasmonic thin-film solar cells with broadband absorption enhancements,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 21(34), 3504–3509 (2009).
[Crossref]

Luo, X.

M. G. Kang, T. Xu, H. J. Park, X. Luo, and L. J. Guo, “Efficiency enhancement of organic solar cells using transparent plasmonic Ag nanowires electrodes,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(39), 4378–4383 (2010).
[Crossref]

Maennig, B.

K. Walzer, B. Maennig, M. Pfeiffer, and K. Leo, “Highly efficient organic devices based on electrically doped transport layers,” Chem. Rev. 107(4), 1233–1271 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Maes, B.

Mariano, F.

M. Mazzeo, F. della Sala, F. Mariano, G. Melcarne, S. D’ Agostino, Y. Duan, R. Cingolani, and G. Gigli, “Shaping white light through electroluminescent fully organic coupled microcavities,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(42), 4696–4700 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Mazzeo, M.

M. Mazzeo, F. della Sala, F. Mariano, G. Melcarne, S. D’ Agostino, Y. Duan, R. Cingolani, and G. Gigli, “Shaping white light through electroluminescent fully organic coupled microcavities,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(42), 4696–4700 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Melcarne, G.

M. Mazzeo, F. della Sala, F. Mariano, G. Melcarne, S. D’ Agostino, Y. Duan, R. Cingolani, and G. Gigli, “Shaping white light through electroluminescent fully organic coupled microcavities,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(42), 4696–4700 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Min, C.

C. Min, J. Li, G. Veronis, J. Y. Lee, S. Fan, and P. Peumans, “Enhancement of optical absorption in thin-film organic solar cells trough the excitation of plasmonic modes in metallic gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(13), 133302 (2010).
[Crossref]

Morfa, A. J.

A. J. Morfa, K. L. Rowlen, T. H. Reilly, M. J. Romero, and J. van de Lagemaat, “Plasmon-enhanced solar energy conversion in organic bulk heterojunction photovoltaics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(1), 013504 (2008).
[Crossref]

Munday, J. N.

J. N. Munday and H. A. Atwater, “Large integrated absorption enhancement in plasmonic solar cells by combining metallic gratings and antireflection coatings,” Nano Lett. 11(6), 2195–2201 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

V. E. Ferry, J. N. Munday, and H. A. Atwater, “Design considerations for plasmonic photovoltaics,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(43), 4794–4808 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Pala, R. A.

R. A. Pala, J. White, E. Barnard, J. Liu, and M. L. Brongersma, “Design of plasmonic thin-film solar cells with broadband absorption enhancements,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 21(34), 3504–3509 (2009).
[Crossref]

Park, H. J.

M. G. Kang, T. Xu, H. J. Park, X. Luo, and L. J. Guo, “Efficiency enhancement of organic solar cells using transparent plasmonic Ag nanowires electrodes,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(39), 4378–4383 (2010).
[Crossref]

Peumans, P.

C. Min, J. Li, G. Veronis, J. Y. Lee, S. Fan, and P. Peumans, “Enhancement of optical absorption in thin-film organic solar cells trough the excitation of plasmonic modes in metallic gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(13), 133302 (2010).
[Crossref]

M. Agrawal and P. Peumans, “Broadband optical absorption enhancement through coherent light trapping in thin-film photovoltaic cells,” Opt. Express 16(8), 5385–5396 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Pfadler, T.

Pfeiffer, M.

K. Walzer, B. Maennig, M. Pfeiffer, and K. Leo, “Highly efficient organic devices based on electrically doped transport layers,” Chem. Rev. 107(4), 1233–1271 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Polman, A.

P. Spinelli, M. Hebbink, R. de Waele, L. Black, F. Lenzmann, and A. Polman, “Optical impedance matching using coupled plasmonic nanoparticle arrays,” Nano Lett. 11(4), 1760–1765 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. A. Atwater and A. Polman, “Plasmonics for improved photovoltaic devices,” Nat. Mater. 9(3), 205–213 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Reilly, T. H.

A. J. Morfa, K. L. Rowlen, T. H. Reilly, M. J. Romero, and J. van de Lagemaat, “Plasmon-enhanced solar energy conversion in organic bulk heterojunction photovoltaics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(1), 013504 (2008).
[Crossref]

Romero, M. J.

A. J. Morfa, K. L. Rowlen, T. H. Reilly, M. J. Romero, and J. van de Lagemaat, “Plasmon-enhanced solar energy conversion in organic bulk heterojunction photovoltaics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(1), 013504 (2008).
[Crossref]

Rowlen, K. L.

A. J. Morfa, K. L. Rowlen, T. H. Reilly, M. J. Romero, and J. van de Lagemaat, “Plasmon-enhanced solar energy conversion in organic bulk heterojunction photovoltaics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(1), 013504 (2008).
[Crossref]

Ruseckas, A.

P. E. Shaw, A. Ruseckas, and I. D. W. Samuel, “Exciton diffusion measurements in poly(3-hexylthiophene),” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 20(18), 3516–3520 (2008).
[Crossref]

Samuel, I. D. W.

P. E. Shaw, A. Ruseckas, and I. D. W. Samuel, “Exciton diffusion measurements in poly(3-hexylthiophene),” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 20(18), 3516–3520 (2008).
[Crossref]

Sariciftci, N. S.

H. Hoppe and N. S. Sariciftci, “Organic solar cells: an overview,” J. Mater. Res. 19(07), 1924–1945 (2004).
[Crossref]

Schmidt-Mende, L.

Shaw, P. E.

P. E. Shaw, A. Ruseckas, and I. D. W. Samuel, “Exciton diffusion measurements in poly(3-hexylthiophene),” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 20(18), 3516–3520 (2008).
[Crossref]

Shen, H.

Søndergaard, T.

Spinelli, P.

P. Spinelli, M. Hebbink, R. de Waele, L. Black, F. Lenzmann, and A. Polman, “Optical impedance matching using coupled plasmonic nanoparticle arrays,” Nano Lett. 11(4), 1760–1765 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Tsakalakos, L.

L. Tsakalakos, “Nanostructures for photovoltaics,” Mater. Sci. Eng. Rep. 62(6), 175–189 (2008).
[Crossref]

van de Lagemaat, J.

A. J. Morfa, K. L. Rowlen, T. H. Reilly, M. J. Romero, and J. van de Lagemaat, “Plasmon-enhanced solar energy conversion in organic bulk heterojunction photovoltaics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(1), 013504 (2008).
[Crossref]

Veronis, G.

C. Min, J. Li, G. Veronis, J. Y. Lee, S. Fan, and P. Peumans, “Enhancement of optical absorption in thin-film organic solar cells trough the excitation of plasmonic modes in metallic gratings,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(13), 133302 (2010).
[Crossref]

Walzer, K.

K. Walzer, B. Maennig, M. Pfeiffer, and K. Leo, “Highly efficient organic devices based on electrically doped transport layers,” Chem. Rev. 107(4), 1233–1271 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

White, J.

R. A. Pala, J. White, E. Barnard, J. Liu, and M. L. Brongersma, “Design of plasmonic thin-film solar cells with broadband absorption enhancements,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 21(34), 3504–3509 (2009).
[Crossref]

White, J. S.

Xu, T.

M. G. Kang, T. Xu, H. J. Park, X. Luo, and L. J. Guo, “Efficiency enhancement of organic solar cells using transparent plasmonic Ag nanowires electrodes,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(39), 4378–4383 (2010).
[Crossref]

Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) (5)

P. E. Shaw, A. Ruseckas, and I. D. W. Samuel, “Exciton diffusion measurements in poly(3-hexylthiophene),” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 20(18), 3516–3520 (2008).
[Crossref]

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