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Experiments with resonant thin-film hydrogenated amorphous silicon solar cells
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Paper Abstract

We present measured optical and electrical characteristics of guided-mode resonant hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) thin-film solar cells. Nano-patterns with a 300-nm period and a 50-nm grating depth are fabricated on glass substrates, followed by the deposition of a transparent conducting oxide layer as a top contact. About 320-nm thick p-i-n thin-film a-Si:H solar cell is deposited on indium-tin-oxide coated glass substrate, followed by the deposition of a bottom contact layer. Compared to a planar reference solar cell, ~40% integrated absorption enhancement is observed for the 450–750-nm wavelength range. Short circuit current density of the nano-patterned solar cell is obtained as 14.1mA/cm2, which is ~50% improvement over the reference planar cell.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8470, Thin Film Solar Technology IV, 847008 (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929798
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Tanzina Khaleque, The Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)
Robert Magnusson, The Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8470:
Thin Film Solar Technology IV
Louay A. Eldada, Editor(s)

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