Corpus ID: 56293532

Harvesting light energy with optical rectennas

  title={Harvesting light energy with optical rectennas},
  author={C. Reynaud and D. Duch{\'e} and U. Palanchoke and F-X. Dang and L. Patrone and J. L. Rouzo and L. Escoubas and C. Gourgon and A. Chara{\"i} and C. Alfonso and O. Margeat and J. Ackermann and S. Balaban and J. J. Simon},
  • C. Reynaud, D. Duché, +11 authors J. J. Simon
  • Published 2017
  • Materials Science
  • This work presents investigations about the realisation and modelisation of rectenna solar cells. Rectennas are antennas coupled with a rectifier to convert the alternative current originating from the antenna into direct current that can be harvested and stored. By reducing the size of the antennas to the nano-scale, interactions with visible and near infrared light become possible. If techniques such as nano-imprint lithography make possible the fabrication of sufficiently small plasmonic… CONTINUE READING

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