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InP-based nano solar cells
Author(s): F. Proise; F. Pardo; A.-L. Joudrier; C. Njel; J. Alvarez; A. Delamarre; A.-M. Gonçalves; A. Lemaître; N. Bardou; C. Dupuis; A. Etcheberry; J.-F. Guillemoles; J.-L. Pelouard
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Paper Abstract

Light trapping enhancement is a major research field in photovoltaics. Scarce and expensive resources for semiconductor material drive the research on light management in thin absorber layer. This paper reviews some of the known techniques, from back reflector to nanophotonic technologies such as nanowires or plasmonic-enhanced photovoltaic devices. Light trapping enhancement can reach ~100 fold and experimental demonstrations of device exceeding the ray optics limits have been reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8981, Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices III, 89811G (7 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039295
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F. Proise, Institut de Recherche et Développement sur l'Energie Photovoltaïque (France)
F. Pardo, Lab. de Photonique et de Nanostructures, CNRS (France)
A.-L. Joudrier, Institut de Recherche et Développement sur l'Energie Photovoltaïque (France)
C. Njel, Institut Lavoisier de Versailles (France)
J. Alvarez, Lab. de Génie Électrique de Paris (France)
A. Delamarre, Institut de Recherche et Développement sur l'Energie Photovoltaïque (France)
A.-M. Gonçalves, Institut Lavoisier de Versailles (France)
A. Lemaître, Lab. de Photonique et de Nanostructures, CNRS (France)
N. Bardou, Lab. de Photonique et de Nanostructures, CNRS (France)
C. Dupuis, Lab. de Photonique et de Nanostructures, CNRS (France)
A. Etcheberry, Institut Lavoisier de Versailles (France)
J.-F. Guillemoles, Institut de Recherche et Développement sur l'Energie Photovoltaïque (France)
J.-L. Pelouard, Lab. de Photonique et de Nanostructures, CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8981:
Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices III
Alexandre Freundlich; Jean-François Guillemoles, Editor(s)

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