KAUST DepartmentApplied Mathematics and Computational Science Program
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Electrical Engineering Program
PRIMALIGHT Research Group
Primalight, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) , Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
KAUST Grant NumberOSR-2016-CRG5-2995
Online Publication Date2020-05-25
Print Publication Date2020-01-01
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/662995
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AbstractThe study of efficient mechanisms of photon conversion processes into electronic, thermal and chemical energy is an interdisciplinary research field spanning physics, chemistry and material science. In recent years, different physical mechanisms sustained by the engineering of diverse complex photonic structures have emerged to offer significant advances in the area of thermal energy generation, photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical energy transformation. The efficient behavior of these systems results from the integration, with different levels of complexity, of dielectric and metallic optical nanostructures into hierarchical disordered architectures, which have shown to significantly improve broadband light-harvesting, electronic charges extraction and light energy confinement. The review aims to concisely highlight the most recent progress in this field, with emphasis on discussing the physics and applications of complex lightwave systems for the realization of efficient processes of photon energy harvesting.
CitationTian, Y., Li, N., Bonifazi, M., & Fratalocchi, A. (2020). Harnessing complex photonic systems for renewable energy. Advances in Physics: X, 5(1), 1768898. doi:10.1080/23746149.2020.1768898
SponsorsThe authors acknowledge funding from KAUST (Award OSR-2016-CRG5-2995).
PublisherInforma UK Limited
JournalAdvances in Physics: X