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Trade-off study on the radiative efficiency and carrier transport of multiple-quantum-well solar cells
Author(s): Hsiang-Hung Huang; Kasidit Toprasertpong; Matthew Wilkins; Karin Hinzer; Masakazu Sugiyama; Yoshiaki Nakano
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Paper Abstract

Solar cells based on multiple quantum wells have attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. Due to the superior radiative nature, the output voltage is expected to be more ideal over solar cells made of bulk materials. In this research, based on the effective map analysis technique we proposed previously to ensure a fair comparison, we investigate quantum well solar cells and their bulk counterpart in terms of radiative efficiency, and compare several significant properties at a consistent absorption edge wavelength. This provides a good insight into the factors which limit the efficiency of quantum well solar cells.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2020
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11275, Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices IX, 112750Q (3 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2546279
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Hsiang-Hung Huang, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Kasidit Toprasertpong, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Matthew Wilkins, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Karin Hinzer, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Masakazu Sugiyama, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Yoshiaki Nakano, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11275:
Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices IX
Alexandre Freundlich; Masakazu Sugiyama; Stéphane Collin, Editor(s)

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