Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
, 9 (3), 205-13

Plasmonics for Improved Photovoltaic Devices

Affiliations

Plasmonics for Improved Photovoltaic Devices

Harry A Atwater et al. Nat Mater.

Erratum in

  • Nat Mater. 2010 Oct;9(10):865

Abstract

The emerging field of plasmonics has yielded methods for guiding and localizing light at the nanoscale, well below the scale of the wavelength of light in free space. Now plasmonics researchers are turning their attention to photovoltaics, where design approaches based on plasmonics can be used to improve absorption in photovoltaic devices, permitting a considerable reduction in the physical thickness of solar photovoltaic absorber layers, and yielding new options for solar-cell design. In this review, we survey recent advances at the intersection of plasmonics and photovoltaics and offer an outlook on the future of solar cells based on these principles.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 412 articles

See all "Cited by" articles

References

    1. Adv Mater. 2010 Mar 19;22(11):1223-7 - PubMed
    1. Phys Rev Lett. 2009 May 22;102(20):203904 - PubMed
    1. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2004 Dec;21(12):2442-6 - PubMed
    1. Science. 2001 Apr 6;292(5514):77-9 - PubMed
    1. Opt Express. 2008 Nov 24;16(24):19674-85 - PubMed

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback