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Metal nanoparticles enhanced optical absorption in thin film solar cells
Author(s): Wanlu Xie; Fang Liu; Di Qu; Qi Xu; Yidong Huang
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Paper Abstract

The plasmonic enhanced absorption for thin film solar cells with silver nanoparticles (NPs) deposited on top of the amorphous silicon film (a-Si:H) solar cells and embedded inside the active layer of organic solar cells (OSCs) has been simulated and analyzed. Obvious optical absorption enhancement is obtained not only at vertical incidence but also at oblique incidence. By properly adjusting the period and size of NPs, an increased absorption enhancement of about 120% and 140% is obtained for a-Si:H solar cells and OSCs, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8312, Display, Solid-State Lighting, Photovoltaics, and Optoelectronics in Energy III, 831208 (17 December 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.904358
Show Author Affiliations
Wanlu Xie, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Fang Liu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Di Qu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Qi Xu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yidong Huang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8312:
Display, Solid-State Lighting, Photovoltaics, and Optoelectronics in Energy III
Min Gu, Editor(s)

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