Plasmon-Enhanced Luminescence Useful for Wavelength Shifting in Solar Cells
Increasing spectral coverage of a solar cell over the entire solar spectrum is one of the most important energy harvesting ways. In this research, an alternative approach of using plasmon-enhanced luminescence to realize an efficient wavelength shifting potentially useful for solar cells was discussed. Plasmon-enhanced luminescence was experimentally shown in erbium-doped yttria films integrated with arrays of metallic nanostructures having different sizes, in which a strongly enhanced and nanoparticle size-dependent luminescent behavior was observed.
Luís Guerra ROSA and Fernanda MARGARIDO
L. Li et al., "Plasmon-Enhanced Luminescence Useful for Wavelength Shifting in Solar Cells ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 636-637, pp. 860-864, 2010