No data available.
Please log in to see this content.
You have no subscription access to this content.
No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.
Design and optimization of ultrathin crystalline silicon solar cells using an efficient back reflector
1.Darin Madzharov, Rahul Dewan, and Dietmar Knipp, 19 (S2), A95-A107 (2011).
7.Jinna He, Chunzhen Fan, Junqiao Wang, Yongguang Cheng, Pei Ding, and Erjun Liang1, Advances in OptoElectronics, Article ID 592754, doi:10.1155/2012/592754, 8 pages (2012).
8.Wensheng Yan and Min Gu, J. Opt. 16, 045003-6 (2014).
9.Zhu Wang, Thomas P. White, and Kylie R. Catchpole, IEEE Photonics Journal 5(5), 8400608-8 (2013).
10.F. Cortes-Juan, C. Chaverri Ramos, J. P. Connolly, C. David, F. J. Garcıa de Abajo, J. Hurtado, V. D. Mihailetchi, S. Ponce-Alcantara, and Guillermo Sanchez, J. Renewable Sustainable Energy 5, 033116-12 (2013).
11.Xing Sheng, Juejun Hu, Jurgen Michel, and Lionel C. Kimerling, Optics Express 20(S4), A496-501 (2012).
15.Sangjun Lee and Sangin Kim, IEEE Photonics Journal 5(5), 4800610-11 (2013).
16.Ning-Ning Feng, J. Michel, Lirong Zeng, Jifeng Liu, Ching-Yin Hong, L. C. Kimerling, Duan, and Xiaoman, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 54(8), 1926-1933 (2007).
Article metrics loading...
Thin film solar cells are cheaper but having low absorption in longer wavelength and hence, an effective light trapping mechanism is essential. In this work, we proposed an ultrathin crystalline silicon solar cell which showed extraordinary performance due to enhanced light absorption in visible and infrared part of solar spectrum. Various designing parameters such as number of distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) pairs, anti-reflection layer thickness, grating thickness, active layer thickness, grating duty cycle and period were optimized for the optimal performance of solar cell. An ultrathin silicon solar cell with 40 nm active layer could produce an enhancement in cell efficiency ∼15 % and current density ∼23 mA/cm2. This design approach would be useful for the realization of new generation of solar cells with reduced active layer thickness.
Full text loading...
Most read this month