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High efficiency nanostructured thin film solar cells for energy harvesting
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Paper Abstract

Thin-film III-V materials are an attractive candidate material for solar energy harvesting devices capable of supplying portable and mobile power in both terrestrial and space environments. Nanostructured quantum well and quantum dot solar cells are being widely investigated as a means of extending infrared absorption and enhancing photovoltaic device performance. In this paper, we will review recent progress on realizing high-voltage InGaAs/GaAs quantum well solar cells that operate at or near the radiative limit of performance. These high-voltage nanostructured device designs provide a pathway to enhance the performance of existing device technologies, and can also be leveraged for next-generation solar cells.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9865, Energy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices, and Applications VII, 986505 (17 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2229652
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Roger E. Welser, Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Ashok K. Sood, Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Jay S. Lewis, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (United States)
Nibir K. Dhar, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Priyalal S. Wijewarnasuriya, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9865:
Energy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices, and Applications VII
Nibir K. Dhar; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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