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Photonic crystal assisted ultra-thin silicon photovoltaic solar cell
Author(s): Christian Seassal; Yeonsang Park; Alain Fave; Emmanuel Drouard; Erwann Fourmond; Anne Kaminski; Mustapha Lemiti; Xavier Letartre; Pierre Viktorovitch
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Paper Abstract

A new concept of ultra-thin film photovoltaic solar cell including a planar photonic crystal is proposed. The goal is to couple the incident light into broad resonances guided in the absorbing layer. To achieve this, a periodic lattice is patterned within the active layer, for example made of holes in amorphous silicon. By adjusting the pattern dimensions, the spectral position and quality factor of these resonances can be controlled so as to optimise the global absorption. Design details will be discussed in this communication.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7002, Photonics for Solar Energy Systems II, 700207 (5 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.781284
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Christian Seassal, Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (France)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Yeonsang Park, Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (France)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Alain Fave, Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (France)
INSA de Lyon (France)
Emmanuel Drouard, Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (France)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Erwann Fourmond, Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (France)
INSA de Lyon (France)
Anne Kaminski, Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (France)
INSA de Lyon (France)
Mustapha Lemiti, Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (France)
INSA de Lyon (France)
Xavier Letartre, Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (France)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Pierre Viktorovitch, Univ. de Lyon, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (France)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7002:
Photonics for Solar Energy Systems II
Andreas Gombert, Editor(s)

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