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Practical Anti-Reflection Coating For Metal Semiconductor Solar Cells
Author(s): Yea-chuan M. Yeh; Richard J. Stirn
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Paper Abstract

The metal-semiconductor solar cell is a possible candidate for converting solar to electrical energy for terrestrial application. In this paper, a method for obtaining optical parameters of practical anti-reflection coatings for the metal-semiconductor solar cell, is given. This method utilizes the measured index of refraction obtained from ellipsometry since the surface to be AR coated has a multi-layer structure. Both the experimental results and theoretical calculation of optical parameters for Ta205 anti-reflection coatings on Au-GaAs and Au-GaAs.78P.22 solar cells are presented for comparison.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 1976
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0068, Optics in Solar Energy Utilization I, (16 March 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.978117
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Yea-chuan M. Yeh, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Richard J. Stirn, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0068:
Optics in Solar Energy Utilization I
Yale Katz, Editor(s)

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