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Introduction to Solar Photonics



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ISBN 9781439860953
April 15, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
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Book Description

This book covers the basic principles and applications of photonic interactions for solar energy conversion (i.e., "solar photonics"). It begins with an overview of device texturing, light concentration, bandgap engineering, and other classical techniques for light trapping. It explains their limitations and then discusses essential nanophotonic approaches that allow for enhanced light absorption and energy extraction. It shows how plasmonic materials and metamaterials are used in photovoltaics and photocatalysis. Computational and experimental examples illustrate the breakthrough efficiency enhancements achievable.

Table of Contents

Elementary Light-Matter Interactions. Fundamentals of Photovoltaics and Photocatalysts. Classical Optical Elements for Solar Energy Conversion. Plasmonics. Optical Metamaterials and Photonic Crystals. Computational Techniques in Nanophotonics. Solar Device Physics and Modeling. Nanophotonic Solar Cells and Solar Fuels. Next-Generation Photovoltaics and Photocatalysts with Nanophotonics.

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