Advanced optical modeling of thin-film silicon solar cells with 1-d periodic gratings

S Solntsev, O Isabella, D Caratelli, M Kyriakou, A Yarovoy, M Zeman

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Design of one-dimensional periodic gratings is investigated for enhancing the light absorption in thin-film silicon solar cells due to scattering at rough interfaces that are introduced into solar cells by the gratings. A rigorous full-wave analysis is carried out in order to determine the optical properties of amorphous and microcrystalline silicon solar cells in PIN and NIP configurations, respectively. Optimal geometrical parameters of 1-D gratings for maximizing photocurrent density in thin-film silicon solar cells are determined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMRS Proceedings 2011, vol. 1322
EditorsY Lu, JM Merrill, MT Lusk, S Bailey, A Franceschetti
Place of PublicationWarrendale, PA, U.S.A.
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 MRS Spring Meeting - Warrendale, PA, U.S.A.
Duration: 25 Apr 201129 Apr 2011

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PublisherMaterials Research Society


Conference2011 MRS Spring Meeting


  • conference contrib. refereed
  • Conf.proc. > 3 pag


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