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Photonic crystal assisted ultra-thin silicon photovoltaic solar cell

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Christian Seassal, Yeonsang Park, Emmanuel Drouard, Xavier Letartre, Pierre Viktorovitch

Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (France) and Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)

Alain Fave, Erwann Fourmond, Anne Kaminski, Mustapha Lemiti

Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (France) and INSA de Lyon (France)

Proc. SPIE 7002, Photonics for Solar Energy Systems II, 700207 (May 05, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.781284
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  • Photonics for Solar Energy Systems II
  • Andreas Gombert
  • Strasbourg, France | April 07, 2008

abstract

A new concept of ultra-thin film photovoltaic solar cell including a planar photonic crystal is proposed. The goal is to couple the incident light into broad resonances guided in the absorbing layer. To achieve this, a periodic lattice is patterned within the active layer, for example made of holes in amorphous silicon. By adjusting the pattern dimensions, the spectral position and quality factor of these resonances can be controlled so as to optimise the global absorption. Design details will be discussed in this communication.

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Christian Seassal ; Yeonsang Park ; Alain Fave ; Emmanuel Drouard ; Erwann Fourmond, et al.
"Photonic crystal assisted ultra-thin silicon photovoltaic solar cell", Proc. SPIE 7002, Photonics for Solar Energy Systems II, 700207 (May 05, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.781284; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.781284


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