Theoretical Studies of Plasmonic Effects in Organic Solar Cells

Wei E.I. Sha, Wallace C.H. Choy, Weng Cho Chew

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The book chapter provides a systematic study on plasmonic effects in organic solar cells (OSCs). We first introduce the concepts, significance, and recent progress of OSCs incorporating plasmonic nanostructures. On the basis of unique features of OSCs, we exploit versatile resonance mechanisms acting on the absorption enhancement of OSCs; for example, Fabry-Pérot mode, quasi-guided mode, and plasmonic mode. Next, we present rigorous theoretical models to characterize optical properties of OSCs. The key physical quantities, as well as the pros and cons of different models, are described in detail. After that, we show some theoretical results to unveil the fundamental and device physics of plasmonic effects in typical OSC structures. Finally, we conclude the chapter and identify future opportunities in this field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOrganic Solar Cells
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials and Device Physics
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)9781447148227
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
ISSN (Print)1865-3529
ISSN (Electronic)1865-3537

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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