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Nanostructured down-converter module for photovoltaic application
Author(s): Thierry Deschamps; Antoine Guille; Emmanuel Drouard; Radoslaw Mazurczyk; Régis Orobtchouk; Cecile Jamois; Alain Fave; Romain Peretti; Erwann Fourmond; Antonio Pereira; Bernard Moine; Christian Seassal
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Paper Abstract

In silicon-based solar cells, a substantial part of the energy losses is related to the charge carriers thermalization in the UV-blue range and the week carriers collection at these wavelenghts. To avoid this issue, we introduce a new concept which combines a rare-earths doped thin layer with a photonic crystal (PC) layer, allowing an efficient conversion from UV-blue photons to near-IR photons. We report on the feasibility of such a nanostructured down-converter module using an active rare-earth doped CaYAlO4 thin layer and a silicon nitride PC on top. By means of optical numerical simulations, the promising potentialities of the concept are demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8620, Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices II, 86200G (25 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2003640
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Thierry Deschamps, Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, CNRS-INSA-ECL-UCBL (France)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Antoine Guille, Institut Lumière Matière, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon 1, CNRS (France)
Emmanuel Drouard, Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, CNRS-INSA-ECL-UCBL (France)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Radoslaw Mazurczyk, Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, CNRS-INSA-ECL-UCBL (France)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Régis Orobtchouk, Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, CNRS-INSA-ECL-UCBL (France)
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France)
Cecile Jamois, Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, CNRS-INSA-ECL-UCBL (France)
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France)
Alain Fave, Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, CNRS-INSA-ECL-UCBL (France)
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France)
Romain Peretti, Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, CNRS-INSA-ECL-UCBL (France)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Erwann Fourmond, Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, CNRS-INSA-ECL-UCBL (France)
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France)
Antonio Pereira, Institut Lumière Matière, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon 1, CNRS (France)
Bernard Moine, Institut Lumière Matière, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon 1, CNRS (France)
Christian Seassal, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (France)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8620:
Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices II
Alexandre Freundlich; Jean-Francois Guillemoles, Editor(s)

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