Photonic crystal silicon based structures for thin film solar cell

E. Drouard, Y. Park, O. El Daif, X. Letartre, P. Viktorovitch, A. Fave, A. Kaminski, M. Lemiti, C. Seassal

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Abstract

A design is proposed to significantly increase the absorption of a thin layer of absorbing material such as amorphous silicon. This is achieved by patterning a one-dimensional photonic crystal (IDPC) in this layer. Indeed, by coupling the incident light into slow Bloch modes of the IDPC, we can control the photon lifetime and then, enhance the absorption integrated over the whole solar spectrum. Optimal parameters of the IDPC maximize the integrated absorption in the wavelength range of interest, up to 45% in both S and P polarization states instead of 33% for the unpatterned, 100 nm thick amorphous silicon layer. Moreover, the absorption is tolerant with respect to fabrication errors, and remains relatively stable if the angle of incidence is changed

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7635
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventDisplay, Solid-State Lighting, Photovoltaics, and Optoelectronics in Energy - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 Nov 20096 Nov 2009

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OtherDisplay, Solid-State Lighting, Photovoltaics, and Optoelectronics in Energy
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period2/11/096/11/09

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Thin Film Solar Cells
Silicon
Photonic crystals
Photonic Crystal
Amorphous silicon
Absorption
solar cells
photonics
Slow light
Amorphous Silicon
silicon
thin films
amorphous silicon
crystals
Photons
Polarization
Fabrication
Wavelength
solar spectra
Optimal Parameter

Keywords

  • Photonic crystals
  • Photovoltaic
  • Thin film devices and applications

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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Drouard, E., Park, Y., El Daif, O., Letartre, X., Viktorovitch, P., Fave, A., ... Seassal, C. (2009). Photonic crystal silicon based structures for thin film solar cell. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7635). [76350G] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.851866

Photonic crystal silicon based structures for thin film solar cell. / Drouard, E.; Park, Y.; El Daif, O.; Letartre, X.; Viktorovitch, P.; Fave, A.; Kaminski, A.; Lemiti, M.; Seassal, C.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7635 2009. 76350G.

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

Drouard, E, Park, Y, El Daif, O, Letartre, X, Viktorovitch, P, Fave, A, Kaminski, A, Lemiti, M & Seassal, C 2009, Photonic crystal silicon based structures for thin film solar cell. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 7635, 76350G, Display, Solid-State Lighting, Photovoltaics, and Optoelectronics in Energy, Shanghai, China, 2/11/09. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.851866
Drouard E, Park Y, El Daif O, Letartre X, Viktorovitch P, Fave A et al. Photonic crystal silicon based structures for thin film solar cell. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7635. 2009. 76350G https://doi.org/10.1117/12.851866
Drouard, E. ; Park, Y. ; El Daif, O. ; Letartre, X. ; Viktorovitch, P. ; Fave, A. ; Kaminski, A. ; Lemiti, M. ; Seassal, C. / Photonic crystal silicon based structures for thin film solar cell. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7635 2009.
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