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Broadband light-trapping in ultra-thin nano-structured solar cells

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Clément Colin, Inès Massiot, Nicolas Vandamme, Christophe Dupuis, Nathalie Bardou, Jean-Luc Pelouard, Stéphane Collin

Lab. de Photonique et de Nanostructures, CNRS (France)

Andrea Cattoni

Lab. de Photonique et de Nanostructures, CNRS (France)

Isabelle Gerard

Institut de Recherche et Développement sur l'Energie Photovoltaïque, CNRS, Chimie Paristech (France)

Negar Naghavi, Jean-François Guillemoles

Institut Lavoisier de Versailles, Univ. de Versailles (France)

Proc. SPIE 8620, Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices II, 86200C (March 25, 2013); doi:10.1117/12.2004269
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  • Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices II
  • Alexandre Freundlich; Jean-Francois Guillemoles
  • San Francisco, California, USA | February 02, 2013

abstract

Conventional light trapping techniques are inefficient at the sub-wavelength scale. This is the main limitation for the thickness reduction of thin-film solar cells below 500nm. We propose a novel architecture for broadband light absorption in ultra-thin active layers based on plasmonic nano-cavities and multi-resonant mechanism. Strong light enhancement will be shown numerically for photovoltaic materials such as CIGSe and GaAs. First experiments on ultrathin nano-patterned CIGSe solar cells will be presented. © (2013) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
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Clément Colin ; Inès Massiot ; Andrea Cattoni ; Nicolas Vandamme ; Christophe Dupuis, et al.
" Broadband light-trapping in ultra-thin nano-structured solar cells ", Proc. SPIE 8620, Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices II, 86200C (March 25, 2013); doi:10.1117/12.2004269; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2004269


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