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1D and 2D photonic crystals for thermophotovoltaic applications
Author(s): Ivan Celanovic; Francis O'Sullivan; Natalija Jovanovic; Minghao Qi; John G. Kassakian
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Paper Abstract

This paper explores the optical characteristics of one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) photonic crystals (PhC) as spectral control components for use in thermophotovoltaic (TPV) systems. 1D PhC are used as optical filters while 2D PhC are used as selective thermal emitters. A Si/SiO2 1D PhC is fabricated using low-pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD). The measurement and characterization of this structure is presented. A 2D hexagonal PhC of periodic holes is fabricated using interference litography and reactive ion etching (RIE) process. Our results predict that a TPV system utilizing a 2D PhC selective emitter and 1D Si/SiO2 PhC optical filter promises significant performance improvements over conventional TPV system architectures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5450, Photonic Crystal Materials and Nanostructures, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.545539
Show Author Affiliations
Ivan Celanovic, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Francis O'Sullivan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Natalija Jovanovic, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Minghao Qi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
John G. Kassakian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5450:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Nanostructures
Richard M. De La Rue; Pierre Viktorovitch; Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres; Michele Midrio, Editor(s)

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