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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
San Jose, California United States
May 16-21, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-55752-889-6
CLEO Symposium on Photonics for Advanced Energy Technology: Photonics for Power Generation and Delivery (CML)

Fundamental Limit of Nanophotonic Light-Trapping in Solar Cells

Zongfu Yu, Aaswath Raman, and Shanhui Fan

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/CLEO.2010.CML3


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Abstract

We use a rigorous electromagnetic approach to develop a light-trapping theory, which reveals that the standard limit developed by Yablonovitch can be substantially surpassed in nanophotonic regimes, opening new avenues for highly efficient solar cells.

© 2010 The Optical Society

OCIS Codes
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

Citation
Z. Yu, A. Raman, and S. Fan, "Fundamental Limit of Nanophotonic Light-Trapping in Solar Cells," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper CML3.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=CLEO-2010-CML3


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