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Title: Improved light extraction with nano-particles offering directional radiation diagrams

We propose a unique approach for light extraction, using engineered nano-particles to efficiently decouple the light guided in transverse-magnetic guided modes into free-space radiation modes that leak out normally to the thin-film stacks. The underlying mechanism takes advantage of a small electric field variation at the nano-particle scale and induces a “polarization conversion,” which renders the induced dipole moment perpendicular to the polarization of the incident light. Our analysis is supported by 2D fully vectorial computational results. Potential applications for light emitting or photovoltaic devices are outlined.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Laboratoire Charles Fabry, UMR 8501, Institut d'Optique, CNRS, Univ. Paris Sud 11, 2, Avenue Augustin Fresnel 91127 Palaiseau Cedex (France)
  2. (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22275717
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; DIPOLE MOMENTS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; NANOSTRUCTURES; PARTICLES; PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT; POLARIZATION; THIN FILMS