Photonic crystal based structures for ultra-thin film solar cells

Emmanuel Drouard, Guillaume Gomard, Xianqin Meng, Ounsi El Daif, Anne Kaminski-Cachopo, Alain Fave, Mustapha Lemiti, Christian Seassal

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Abstract

The optical absorption of an ultra-thin active layer solar cell can be significantly increased by engineering properly both the in plane patterning of the active layer and the vertical stack. This structuration both controls incident light coupling into slow light modes of the photonic crystals and photon lifetime in the absorbing material. Numerical results on optical and electrical properties will be presented, as well as preliminary optical and electrical characterizations of silicon based demonstrators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2010 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 27 Jun 20101 Jul 2010

Other

Other2010 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2010
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period27/6/101/7/10

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Keywords

  • Amorphous silicon
  • Photonic crystal
  • Thin film photovoltaic solar cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Drouard, E., Gomard, G., Meng, X., El Daif, O., Kaminski-Cachopo, A., Fave, A., Lemiti, M., & Seassal, C. (2010). Photonic crystal based structures for ultra-thin film solar cells. In 2010 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2010 [5548995] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2010.5548995