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Photonic Electrodes for Enhanced Light Management in Optoelectronic Devices

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Project "ENLIGHTMENT" data sheet

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Organization address
address: CALLE SERRANO 117
city: MADRID
postcode: 28006

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Total cost 1˙500˙000 €
 EC max contribution 1˙500˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-12-01   to  2021-11-30


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 Project objective

Nanostructured dielectric and metallic photonic architectures can concentrate the electric field through resonances, increase the light optical path by strong diffraction and exhibit many other interesting optical phenomena that cannot be achieved with traditional lenses and mirrors. The use of these structures within actual devices will be most beneficial for enhanced light absorption in thin solar cells, photodetectors and to develop new sensors and light emitters. However, emerging optoelectronic devices rely on large area and low cost fabrication routes such as roll to roll or solution processing, to cut manufacturing costs and increase the production throughput. If the exciting properties exhibited by the photonic structures are to be implemented in these devices, then they too have to be processed in a similar fashion as the devices they intend to improve. This research plan is aimed to develop photonic electrodes that will enhance light matter interaction based on wave optics phenomena while being fabricated with techniques fully compatible with today’s mass production approaches, allowing seamless integration of wave optics components in current devices. The objectives of this proposal are: 1) to investigate the fundaments of the enhanced light-matter interaction observed in devices that use wave optics elements. 2) To develop fabrication routes for large area and low cost photonic and plasmonic structures using techniques similar to those employed in industry, so they could be easily incorporated in technologies such as roll to roll. 3) To fabricate prototype solar cells, photodetectors and sensors on top of photonic electrodes, demonstrating improved performance without deterioration of other figures of merit in the device. The results of the research plan will advance the state of the art in nanophotonics structures, providing the path towards a new generation of large-scale and low-cost photonic architectures.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Carlotta Ciancico, Kevin Schädler, Sofia Pazzagli, Maja Colautti, Pietro Lombardi, Johann Osmond, Camilla Dore, Agustin Mihi, Anna Ovvyan, Wolfram HP Pernice, Enrico Berretti, Alessandro Lavacchi, Costanza Toninelli, Frank H.L. Koppens, Antoine Reserbat-Plantey
Narrow linewidth quantum emitters in electron-beam shaped polymer
published pages: , ISSN: 2330-4022, DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b01145
ACS Photonics 2020-03-25
2019 Mayte Gómez-Castaño, Andrés Redondo-Cubero, Lionel Buisson, Jose Luis Pau, Agustin Mihi, Serge Ravaine, Renaud A. L. Vallée, Abraham Nitzan, Maxim Sukharev
Energy Transfer and Interference by Collective Electromagnetic Coupling
published pages: 5790-5795, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02521
Nano Letters 19/8 2020-03-25
2019 Se‐Woong Baek, Pau Molet, Min‐Jae Choi, Margherita Biondi, Olivier Ouellette, James Fan, Sjoerd Hoogland, F. Pelayo García de Arquer, Agustín Mihi, Edward H. Sargent
Nanostructured Back Reflectors for Efficient Colloidal Quantum‐Dot Infrared Optoelectronics
published pages: 1901745, ISSN: 0935-9648, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201901745
Advanced Materials 31/33 2020-03-25
2019 Christoph Hanske, Eric H. Hill, David Vila-Liarte, Guillermo González-Rubio, Cristiano Matricardi, Agustín Mihi, Luis M. Liz-Marzán
Solvent-Assisted Self-Assembly of Gold Nanorods into Hierarchically Organized Plasmonic Mesostructures
published pages: 11763-11771, ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b00334
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11/12 2020-03-25
2019 Ana Conde-Rubio, Arantxa Fraile Rodríguez, André Espinha, Agustín Mihi, Francesc Pérez-Murano, Xavier Batlle, Amílcar Labarta
Geometric frustration in ordered lattices of plasmonic nanoelements
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-40117-4
Scientific Reports 9/1 2020-03-25
2018 Camilla Dore, Johann Osmond, Agustín Mihi
A water-processable cellulose-based resist for advanced nanofabrication
published pages: 17884-17892, ISSN: 2040-3364, DOI: 10.1039/C8NR04851G
Nanoscale 10/37 2020-03-25
2018 Cristiano Matricardi, Christoph Hanske, Juan Luis Garcia-Pomar, Judith Langer, Agustín Mihi, Luis M. Liz-Marzán
Gold Nanoparticle Plasmonic Superlattices as Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Substrates
published pages: 8531-8539, ISSN: 1936-0851, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b04073
ACS Nano 12/8 2020-03-25
2019 Mayte Gómez-Castaño, Hanbin Zheng, Juan Luis García-Pomar, Renaud Vallée, Agustín Mihi, Serge Ravaine
Tunable index metamaterials made by bottom-up approaches
published pages: , ISSN: 2516-0230, DOI: 10.1039/C8NA00250A
Nanoscale Advances 2020-03-25
2018 André Espinha, Camilla Dore, Cristiano Matricardi, Maria Isabel Alonso, Alejandro R. Goñi, Agustín Mihi
Hydroxypropyl cellulose photonic architectures by soft nanoimprinting lithography
published pages: , ISSN: 1749-4885, DOI: 10.1038/s41566-018-0152-1
Nature Photonics 2020-03-25
2018 Pau Molet, Juan Luis Garcia-Pomar, Cristiano Matricardi, Miquel Garriga, Maria Isabel Alonso, Agustín Mihi
Ultrathin Semiconductor Superabsorbers from the Visible to the Near-Infrared
published pages: 1705876, ISSN: 0935-9648, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201705876
Advanced Materials 30/9 2020-03-25

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