We study a rectenna architecture consist ing of plasmonic nano-antennas associated with rectifying self assembled molecular diodes. We first opt imized the geometry of plasmonic nano-antennas using an FDTD method. The optimal antennas are then realized using a nano-imprint process and associated with self assembled molecular diodes in 11- ferrocenyl-undecanethiol. Finally, The I(V) characterist ics in darkness of the rectennas has been carried out using an STM. The molecular diodes exhibit averaged rect ification ratios of 5.
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David Duché, Ujwol Palanchoke, Luigi Terracciano, Florian-Xuan Dang, Lionel Patrone, Judikael Le Rouzo, Téodore Silviu Balaban, Claude Alfonso, Ahmed Charai, Olivier Margeat, Jorg Ackermann, Cécile Gourgon, Jean-Jacques Simon, Ludovic Escoubas, "Molecular diodes in optical rectennas," Proc. SPIE 9929, Nanostructured Thin Films IX, 99290T (26 September 2016);