Optical Rectennas

Metal-Insulator Technology, Geometric Diodes, Effeciency Limits, Qunatum Theroy of Operation, Traveling Wave Decices, and More

Metal-insulator-metal diodes for optical rectennas

Geometric diodes

Theory of operation and efficiency limits of optical rectennas

Traveling-wave optical rectennas

Broad studies and reviews of optical rectennas

  • Quantum Rectennas for Photovoltaics,” Feng Yu, Garret Moddel and Richard Corkish, Ch. 16 in Advanced Concepts in Photovoltaics, A. J. Nozik, G. Conibeer, and M. C Beard, editors, pp. 506-546, (Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, 2014) DOI:10.1039/9781849739955-00506.

  • Will Rectenna Solar Cells Be Practical?”, G. Moddel, Ch. 1 in Rectenna Solar Cells, G. Moddel and S. Grover, editors, (Springer, New York, 2013).

  • Overview of optical rectennas for solar energy harvesting,” invited paper, Zixu Zhu, Saumil Joshi, Bradley Pelz and Garret Moddel, Next Generation (Nano) Photonic and Cell Technologies for Solar Energy Conversion IV, edited by Oleg V. Sulima, Gavin Conibeer, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8824, 88240O-1 - 88240O-11, 2013.

  • “Interconnected High Speed Electron Tunneling Devices,” Michael J. Estes and Garret Moddel, U.S. Patent No. 7,126,151 (2006). 
  • “Terahertz Interconnect System and Applications,” Michael J. Estes and Garret Moddel, U.S. Patent No. 6,967,347 (2005).

  • "Macroelectronics: Perspectives on Technology and Applications, " R. Reuss, with G. Moddel, et al., Proc. IEEE 93 (7), 1239-1256 (2005).

  • "Detectors at the Intersection of Photons and Electromagnetic Fields or, Where Einstein Meets Maxwell," invited paper, B. Eliasson and G. Moddel,  Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society,  San Francisco,  March 28-April 1,  2005.

  • "Terahertz device integrated antenna for use in resonant and non-resonant  modes and method," "Manoja D. Weiss, Blake J. Eliasson and Garret Moddel, U.S. Patent No. 6,835,949 (2004).

  • “High speed electron tunneling device and applications,” G. Moddel, and B. J. Eliasson, U.S. Patent No. 6,756,649,  issued 2004.

  • Rectenna solar cells: “Metal-oxide electron tunneling device for solar energy conversion,” B. J. Eliasson, and G. Moddel, U.S. Patent No. 6,534,784,  issued 2003.

  • A New Technology for Terahertz Electronics: Thin-Film Devices Based on Metal-Insulator Tunnel Junctions,” Phiar Corporation whitepaper, 2003.

Student PhD Theses on Rectennas and MIM Diodes

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