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WHISPERING GALLERY SOLAR CELLS

United States Patent Application

20120060913
A1
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This disclosure relates to structures for the conversion of light into energy. More specifically, the disclosure describes devices for conversion of light to electricity using photovoltaic cells layered with a nanostructure that resonates and undergoes Whispering Gallery Mode.
Grandidier, Jonathan (Pasadena, CA), Munday, Jeremy (North Bethesda, MD), Callahan, Dennis (Los Angeles, CA), Atwater, Harry A. (South Pasadena, CA)
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Pasadena CA)
13/ 231,111
September 13, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under grant DE-SC0001293 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.