Super absorption of ultra-thin organic photovoltaic films

Kai Liu, Beibei Zeng, Haoming Song, Qiaoqiang Gan, Filbert J. Bartoli, Zakya H. Kafafi

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This article summarized our recent progress in theoretical designs for achieving super absorption in ultra-thin organic photovoltaic (OPV) films based on various planar OPV-on-metal and metal-OPV-metal structures. Three different structures were numerically simulated to demonstrate strongly enhanced optical absorption in ultra-thin OPV layers, which is polarization-independent and occurs over a wide range of incident angles in visible regime. Physical mechanisms associated with these super absorptive ultra-thin layers are analyzed and validated using numerical and analytical modeling. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-56
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Communications
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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