The present invention generally relates to organic photosensitive optoelectronic devices. More specifically, it is directed to organic photosensitive optoelectronic devices having a photoactive organic region containing encapsulated nanoparticles that exhibit plasmon resonances. An enhancement of the incident optical field is achieved via surface plasmon polariton resonances. This enhancement increases the absorption of incident light, leading to a more efficient device.
This invention was made with government support under grant number ACQ-1-30619-05 from the Department of Energy and grant number FA9550-011-0120 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The government has certain rights in the invention.