Advanced Materials

Polymer Photovoltaic Cells Sensitive to the Circular Polarization of Light

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  • Jan Gilot,

    1. Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Chemistry Eindhoven University of Technology PO Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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  • Robert Abbel,

    1. Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Chemistry Eindhoven University of Technology PO Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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  • Girish Lakhwani,

    1. Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Chemistry Eindhoven University of Technology PO Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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  • E. W. Meijer,

    1. Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Chemistry Eindhoven University of Technology PO Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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  • Albertus P. H. J. Schenning,

    1. Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Chemistry Eindhoven University of Technology PO Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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  • Stefan C. J. Meskers

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    1. Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Chemistry Eindhoven University of Technology PO Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
    • Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Chemistry Eindhoven University of Technology PO Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands).
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Abstract

Chiral conjugated polymer is used to construct a photovoltaic cell whose response depends on the circular polarization of the incoming light. The selectivity for left and right polarized light as a function of the thickness of the polymer layer is accounted for by modeling of the optical properties of all layers inside the device.

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