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Dr. Matteo Burresi

LENS

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at 03:00:00 PM

Conference room Querzoli - LENS - via Nello Carrara 1 - Sesto Fiorentino (Florence)

Published on-line at 11:21:36 AM on Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Photonic disorder traps light efficiently

LENS anniversary, photonics area: how to take advantage of disorder to design high efficiency photovoltaic panels.

Disorder in matter can induce remarkable interference effects, that may result in phenomena such as Anderson localization. An effect of them can be the increase of the optical thickness of material and so it can be useful to design novel photovoltaic panels.

Disorder can be so used to have broadband, polarization and angular independent enhancement of the optical absorption in thin-films. These studies have given life to a business project and to an idea of spin-off called Lambda Energy.

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Note: the first two minutes and a half of video are silent because of a technical problem with recording. Sorry for the inconvenience. This seminar took place during the celebrations for the LENS 20th anniversary to show to guests the photonics research lines of laboratory. Video recordings by CSIAF.

For further informations, please contact Dr. Matteo Burresi.