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Design and fabrication of photonic crystal thin film photovoltaic cells
Author(s): Guillaume Gomard; Ounsi El Daif; Emmanuel Drouard; Xianqin Meng; Anne Kaminski; Alain Fave; Mustapha Lemiti; Enric Garcia-Caurel; Pere Roca i Cabarrocas; Christian Seassal
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Paper Abstract

We present the integration of an absorbing planar photonic crystal within a thin film photovoltaic cell. The devices are based on a stack including a hydrogenated amorphous silicon P-i-N junction surrounded by TCO layers, with a back metallic contact. Optical simulations exhibit a significant increase of the integrated absorption in the 300-720nm wavelength range. The global electro-optical characteristics of such a new solar cell, and the impact of surface passivation, are also discussed. Carrier generation rate maps calculated by optical simulations are introduced as input data in a commercial electrical simulation software. The fabrication of such a device is finally addressed, with a specific focus on the use of low cost nanopatterning processes compatible with large areas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7725, Photonics for Solar Energy Systems III, 77250M (18 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.854383
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Guillaume Gomard, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Ounsi El Daif, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Emmanuel Drouard, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Xianqin Meng, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Anne Kaminski, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Alain Fave, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Mustapha Lemiti, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Enric Garcia-Caurel, LPICM, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Pere Roca i Cabarrocas, LPICM, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Christian Seassal, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. de Lyon (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7725:
Photonics for Solar Energy Systems III
Ralf B. Wehrspohn; Andreas Gombert, Editor(s)

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