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3D photonic crystals for photon management in solar cells
Author(s): J. Üpping; A. Bielawny; C. Ulbrich; M. Peters; J. C. Goldschmidt; L. Steidl; R. Zentel; T. Beckers; A. Lambertz; R. Carius; U. Rau; R. B. Wehrspohn
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Paper Abstract

Light management in single and tandem solar cells is becoming increasingly important to optimize the optical and electro-optical properties of solar cells. After a short introduction to state-of-the-art light management approaches, different applications of photonic crystals for photon management in solar cells are reviewed and discussed concerning their applicability. Results on direction- and energy-selective filters for ultra-light-trapping, intermediate reflectors for optimal current matching in tandem cells, and photonic crystal coating for fluorescence collectors will be presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2010
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7756, Active Photonic Materials III, 77560A (11 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859467
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J. Üpping, Martin-Luther-Univ. Halle-Wittenberg (United States)
A. Bielawny, Martin-Luther-Univ. Halle-Wittenberg (United States)
C. Ulbrich, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Germany)
M. Peters, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Germany)
J. C. Goldschmidt, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Germany)
L. Steidl, Johannes-Gutenberg-Univ. of Mainz (Germany)
R. Zentel, Johannes-Gutenberg-Univ. of Mainz (Germany)
T. Beckers, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Germany)
A. Lambertz, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Germany)
R. Carius, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Germany)
U. Rau, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Germany)
R. B. Wehrspohn, Martin-Luther-Univ. Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)
Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Halle (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7756:
Active Photonic Materials III
Ganapathi S. Subramania; Stavroula Foteinopoulou, Editor(s)

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