Design and fabrication of photonic crystal thin film photovoltaic cells

Guillaume Gomard, Ounsi El Daif, Emmanuel Drouard, Xianqin Meng, Anne Kaminski, Alain Fave, Mustapha Lemiti, Enric Garcia-Caurel, Pere Roca I Cabarrocas, Christian Seassal

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Abstract

We present the integration of an absorbing planar photonic crystal within a thin film photovoltaic cell. The devices are based on a stack including a hydrogenated amorphous silicon P-i-N junction surrounded by TCO layers, with a back metallic contact. Optical simulations exhibit a significant increase of the integrated absorption in the 300-720nm wavelength range. The global electro-optical characteristics of such a new solar cell, and the impact of surface passivation, are also discussed. Carrier generation rate maps calculated by optical simulations are introduced as input data in a commercial electrical simulation software. The fabrication of such a device is finally addressed, with a specific focus on the use of low cost nanopatterning processes compatible with large areas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7725
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotonics for Solar Energy Systems III - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 13 Apr 201015 Apr 2010

Other

OtherPhotonics for Solar Energy Systems III
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period13/4/1015/4/10

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Photovoltaic cells
photovoltaic cells
Photonic crystals
Photonic Crystal
Amorphous silicon
Passivation
Thin Films
Fabrication
Solar cells
photonics
Thin films
Wavelength
fabrication
Cell
thin films
crystals
Costs
Amorphous Silicon
simulation
Solar Cells

Keywords

  • Hydrogenated amorphous silicon
  • Photonic crystal
  • Photovoltaic solar cell
  • Thin film solar cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Gomard, G., El Daif, O., Drouard, E., Meng, X., Kaminski, A., Fave, A., ... Seassal, C. (2010). Design and fabrication of photonic crystal thin film photovoltaic cells. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7725). [77250M] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.854383

Design and fabrication of photonic crystal thin film photovoltaic cells. / Gomard, Guillaume; El Daif, Ounsi; Drouard, Emmanuel; Meng, Xianqin; Kaminski, Anne; Fave, Alain; Lemiti, Mustapha; Garcia-Caurel, Enric; Roca I Cabarrocas, Pere; Seassal, Christian.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7725 2010. 77250M.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gomard, G, El Daif, O, Drouard, E, Meng, X, Kaminski, A, Fave, A, Lemiti, M, Garcia-Caurel, E, Roca I Cabarrocas, P & Seassal, C 2010, Design and fabrication of photonic crystal thin film photovoltaic cells. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 7725, 77250M, Photonics for Solar Energy Systems III, Brussels, Belgium, 13/4/10. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.854383
Gomard G, El Daif O, Drouard E, Meng X, Kaminski A, Fave A et al. Design and fabrication of photonic crystal thin film photovoltaic cells. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7725. 2010. 77250M https://doi.org/10.1117/12.854383
Gomard, Guillaume ; El Daif, Ounsi ; Drouard, Emmanuel ; Meng, Xianqin ; Kaminski, Anne ; Fave, Alain ; Lemiti, Mustapha ; Garcia-Caurel, Enric ; Roca I Cabarrocas, Pere ; Seassal, Christian. / Design and fabrication of photonic crystal thin film photovoltaic cells. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7725 2010.
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