Precious Cantu will be presenting a poster at the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference. Her poster is titled “Circumventing the diffraction barrier in nano patterning via optical saturable transformations.”
Bing and Peng’s work has been published in Optics Express recently. This is an important paper that describes an approach to design light-trapping nanostructures that takes into account the motion of the sun, allowing for significantly higher energy generation.
An article reviewing research into the application of photonics to enhance the performance of photovoltaic devices has been published in SPIE Newsroom. This summarizes our research into microphotonic spectrum-splitting and concentration, and nanophotonic light-trapping.
I will be giving an invited talk at Photonics West 2014, titled “Nanophotonics for light-management in thin-film photovoltaics & optical nanopatterning for their fabrication.”
Peng’s research into light-trapping for thin-film solar cells was published in Optics Express recently. Here, we show that using a high-index cladding allows one to substantially increase light-trapping due to the increased local density of available optical states in the guided modes. See paper here.
Rajesh gave an invited talk at the IEEE Lithography Workshop in La Quinta, CA. See details here.
Peng Wang will be giving two presentations at the OSA SOLAR conference in Tucson, AZ next week. In one, he will describe his research into microphotonic spectrum-splitting and concentration for very high-efficiency photovoltaics. In the second talk, he will describe his collaborative work with Bing Shen on nanophotonic light-trapping.