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Journal of Nanophotonics

Ultrathin silicon solar cells with enhanced photocurrents assisted by plasmonic nanostructures
Author(s): Sanshui Xiao; Erik Stassen; N. Asger Mortensen
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Paper Abstract

Thin-film photovoltaics offers the potential for a significant cost reduction compared to traditional photovoltaics. However, the performance of thin-film solar cells is limited by poor light absorption. We have devised an ultra-thin-film silicon solar cell configuration assisted by plasmonic nanostructures. By placing a one-dimensional plasmonic nanograting on the bottom of the solar cell, the generated photocurrent for a 200 nm-thickness crystalline silicon solar cell can be enhanced by 90% in the considered wavelength range, while keeping insensitive to the incident angle. These results are paving a promising way for the realization of high-efficiency thin-film solar cells.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 2012
PDF: 8 pages
J. Nanophoton. 6(1) 061503 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.6.061503
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 6, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Sanshui Xiao, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Erik Stassen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
N. Asger Mortensen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)

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