Solar Cells: High-Performance Polymer Solar Cells Using an Optically Enhanced Architecture (Advanced Optical Materials 1/2013)

Authors

  • Alberto Martínez-Otero,

    1. ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain
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  • Xavier Elias,

    1. ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain
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  • Rafael Betancur,

    1. ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain
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  • Jordi Martorell

    Corresponding author
    1. ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain
    2. Departament de Física i Enginyeria Nuclear, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Terrassa, Spain
    • ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Mediterranean Technology Park, Castelldefels (Barcelona) 08860 Spain

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Abstract

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In the multilayer architecture of a polymer solar cell, Martínez-Otero, J. Martorell, and co-workers introduce a highly transparent material as a buffer layer which enhances the reflectivity of the solar device. On page 37, they describe how this results in an optimal optical field distribution to increase light harvesting by the absorber layer, which maximizes the conversion of sun photons into electrical charges by the photovoltaic device.

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