Theoretical investigation of plasmon enhanced optically-coupled hot carrier extraction

Jianfeng Yang, Yu Feng, Robert Patterson, Shujuan Huang, Santosh Shrestha, Gavin Conibeer

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Abstract

Utilizing the energy of hot carriers and reducing their thermalization loss is an important method to improve photovoltaic conversion efficiencies. Optically-coupled extraction is a novel concept to transfer the energy of hot carriers into a conventional PV cell. In this paper, a plasmon core-shell nanowire structure is proposed to realize an optically-coupled hot carrier extraction. The localized surface plasmon resonance supported by the structure significantly increases the local field intensity and also the optical density of states, which allows the effective hot carrier extraction and energy transfer optically.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479979448, 9781479979431
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 14 Jun 201519 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period14/06/1519/06/15

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    Yang, J., Feng, Y., Patterson, R., Huang, S., Shrestha, S., & Conibeer, G. (2015). Theoretical investigation of plasmon enhanced optically-coupled hot carrier extraction. In 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC) Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2015.7356228