Controlling optical absorption in metamaterial absorbers for plasmonic solar cells

Joshua Pearce 8 PAGES (3687 WORDS) Article
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Metals in the plasmonic metamaterial absorbers for photovoltaics constitute undesired resistive heating. However, tailoring the geometric skin depth of metals can minimize resistive losses while maximizing the optical absorbance in the active semiconductors of the photovoltaic device. Considering experimental permittivity data for InxGa1-xN, absorbance in the semiconductor layers of the photovoltaic device can reach above 90%. The results here also provides guidance to compare the performance of different semiconductor materials. This skin depth engineering approach can also be applied to other optoelectronic devices, where optimizing the device performance demands minimizing resistive losses and power consumption, such as photodetectors, laser diodes, and light emitting diodes.

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APA

Joshua, P (2019). Controlling optical absorption in metamaterial absorbers for plasmonic solar cells. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 21, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/controlling-optical-absorption-in-metamaterial-absorbers-for-plasmonic-solar-cells

MLA 8th

Pearce, Joshua. "Controlling optical absorption in metamaterial absorbers for plasmonic solar cells" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 15 Apr. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/controlling-optical-absorption-in-metamaterial-absorbers-for-plasmonic-solar-cells . Accessed 21 Apr. 2019.

MLA7

Pearce, Joshua. "Controlling optical absorption in metamaterial absorbers for plasmonic solar cells". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 15 Apr. 2019. Web. 21 Apr. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/controlling-optical-absorption-in-metamaterial-absorbers-for-plasmonic-solar-cells >.

Chicago

Pearce, Joshua. "Controlling optical absorption in metamaterial absorbers for plasmonic solar cells" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed April 21, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/controlling-optical-absorption-in-metamaterial-absorbers-for-plasmonic-solar-cells