14 June 2017 Optical absorption enhancement by inserting ZnO optical spacer in plasmonic organic solar cells
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Optical absorption enhancement (AE) using coupled optical spacer and plasmonic effects in standard and inverted organic solar cells (OSCs) are demonstrated using the finite-difference time-domain numerical method. The influence of an added zinc oxide (ZnO) optical spacer layer inserted below the active layer in standard architecture is first theoretically investigated while the influence of varying the ZnO cathodic buffer layer thickness in inverted design is studied on AE. Then, the embedding of a square periodic array of core–shell silver–silica nanospheres (
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Kekeli N’Konou, Philippe Torchio, "Optical absorption enhancement by inserting ZnO optical spacer in plasmonic organic solar cells," Journal of Nanophotonics 12(1), 012502 (14 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JNP.12.012502 . Submission: Received: 30 March 2017; Accepted: 23 May 2017
Received: 30 March 2017; Accepted: 23 May 2017; Published: 14 June 2017
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