Analysis of metallic nanoantennas for solar energy conversion



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Mora Ventura, Brhayllan and Díaz de León, Ramón and García Torales, Guillermo and Flores, Jorge L. and Alda, Javier and González, Francisco Javier (2015) Analysis of metallic nanoantennas for solar energy conversion. In Next Generation Technologies for Solar Energy Conversion VI. Proceedings of SPIE (9562). SPIE, Bellingham (USA), 95620P. ISBN 978-162841728-9

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Recently thermo-electrical nanoantennas, also known as Seebeck nanoantennas, have been proposed as an alternative for solar energy harvesting applications. In this work we present the optical and thermal analysis of metallic nanoantennas operating at infrared wavelengths, this study is performed by numerical simulations using COMSOL Multiphysics. Several different nanoantenna designs were analyzed including dipoles, bowties and square spiral antennas. Results show that metallic nanoantennas can be tuned to absorb electromagnetic energy at infrared wavelengths, and that numerical simulation can be useful in optimizing the performance of these types of nanoantennas at optical and infrared wavelengths.

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ISSN: 0277-786X
Copyright 2015. Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Electromagnetic radiation; Infrared; Solar energy conversion; Thermo-electrical nanoantennas
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Electromagnetism
Sciences > Physics > Atmospheric physics
Medical sciences > Optics > Physical optics
ID Code:38642
Deposited On:14 Sep 2016 07:22
Last Modified:19 Sep 2016 08:19

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