Effect of Laser Wavelength on AZO Surface Texturing by Direct Laser Processing / Patterning for Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells Applications

Zeynep Demircioglu, Hisham Nasser, Robert Balog, Rasit Turan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Surface texturing of transparent conductive oxides is crucial to improve the fraction of incident light trapped in the absorber layer of thin film silicon based solar cells to improve the device performance. In this work, we fabricate and compare periodic, overlapping, and random surface textures and patterns on aluminium doped zinc oxide (AZO) using direct laser processing. The effects of the used laser wavelength, laser operating frequency, and pulse periodicity on the structural, morphological, and optical response of the AZO films were investigated. By optimizing the laser parameters and the associated process conditions, a drastic increase up to 60% in the transmittance haze over the entire solar was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1411-1418
Number of pages8
JournalMRS Advances
Volume3
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Fingerprint

Zinc Oxide
Texturing
Silicon solar cells
Zinc oxide
Aluminum
zinc oxides
solar cells
aluminum
Wavelength
Lasers
thin films
Processing
wavelengths
lasers
haze
Silicon
Oxides
Oxide films
oxide films
periodic variations

Keywords

  • laser ablation
  • texture
  • thin film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Cite this

Effect of Laser Wavelength on AZO Surface Texturing by Direct Laser Processing / Patterning for Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells Applications. / Demircioglu, Zeynep; Nasser, Hisham; Balog, Robert; Turan, Rasit.

In: MRS Advances, Vol. 3, No. 25, 01.01.2018, p. 1411-1418.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{4866d08630194acf9e77ec2a6c45d9c4,
title = "Effect of Laser Wavelength on AZO Surface Texturing by Direct Laser Processing / Patterning for Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells Applications",
abstract = "Surface texturing of transparent conductive oxides is crucial to improve the fraction of incident light trapped in the absorber layer of thin film silicon based solar cells to improve the device performance. In this work, we fabricate and compare periodic, overlapping, and random surface textures and patterns on aluminium doped zinc oxide (AZO) using direct laser processing. The effects of the used laser wavelength, laser operating frequency, and pulse periodicity on the structural, morphological, and optical response of the AZO films were investigated. By optimizing the laser parameters and the associated process conditions, a drastic increase up to 60{\%} in the transmittance haze over the entire solar was achieved.",
keywords = "laser ablation, texture, thin film",
author = "Zeynep Demircioglu and Hisham Nasser and Robert Balog and Rasit Turan",
year = "2018",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1557/adv.2018.23",
language = "English",
volume = "3",
pages = "1411--1418",
journal = "MRS Advances",
issn = "2059-8521",
number = "25",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Effect of Laser Wavelength on AZO Surface Texturing by Direct Laser Processing / Patterning for Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells Applications

AU - Demircioglu, Zeynep

AU - Nasser, Hisham

AU - Balog, Robert

AU - Turan, Rasit

PY - 2018/1/1

Y1 - 2018/1/1

N2 - Surface texturing of transparent conductive oxides is crucial to improve the fraction of incident light trapped in the absorber layer of thin film silicon based solar cells to improve the device performance. In this work, we fabricate and compare periodic, overlapping, and random surface textures and patterns on aluminium doped zinc oxide (AZO) using direct laser processing. The effects of the used laser wavelength, laser operating frequency, and pulse periodicity on the structural, morphological, and optical response of the AZO films were investigated. By optimizing the laser parameters and the associated process conditions, a drastic increase up to 60% in the transmittance haze over the entire solar was achieved.

AB - Surface texturing of transparent conductive oxides is crucial to improve the fraction of incident light trapped in the absorber layer of thin film silicon based solar cells to improve the device performance. In this work, we fabricate and compare periodic, overlapping, and random surface textures and patterns on aluminium doped zinc oxide (AZO) using direct laser processing. The effects of the used laser wavelength, laser operating frequency, and pulse periodicity on the structural, morphological, and optical response of the AZO films were investigated. By optimizing the laser parameters and the associated process conditions, a drastic increase up to 60% in the transmittance haze over the entire solar was achieved.

KW - laser ablation

KW - texture

KW - thin film

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85046548162&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85046548162&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1557/adv.2018.23

DO - 10.1557/adv.2018.23

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85046548162

VL - 3

SP - 1411

EP - 1418

JO - MRS Advances

JF - MRS Advances

SN - 2059-8521

IS - 25

ER -