Plasmonically enhanced hot electron based photovoltaic device

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2013
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Optics Express
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10944087
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Optical Society of American (OSA)
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21
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6
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7196 - 7201
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English
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Article
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Hot electron photovoltaics is emerging as a candidate for low cost and ultra thin solar cells. Plasmonic means can be utilized to significantly boost device efficiency. We separately form the tunneling metal-insulator-metal (MIM) junction for electron collection and the plasmon exciting MIM structure on top of each other, which provides high flexibility in plasmonic design and tunneling MIM design separately. We demonstrate close to one order of magnitude enhancement in the short circuit current at the resonance wavelengths. © 2013 Optical Society of America.

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Hot electrons, Plasmons, Device efficiency, Electron collections, High flexibility, Magnitude enhancement, Metal insulator metals, Photovoltaic devices, Photovoltaics, Resonance wavelengths, MIM devices, article, electron, electronics, equipment, equipment design, equipment failure, power supply, solar energy, surface plasmon resonance, Electric Power Supplies, Electronics, Electrons, Equipment Design, Equipment Failure Analysis, Solar Energy, Surface Plasmon Resonance
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