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Laser Science
San Jose, California United States
October 16-20, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-917-6
Optics and Alternative Energy Sources I (LWB)

Silver Nanoparticles to Enhance the Efficiency of Thin-Film Solar Cells

Joshua D. Winans, Jeffrey P. Clarkson, and Philippe M. Fauchet  »View Author Affiliations


http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/LS.2011.LWB2


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Abstract

Silver nanoparticles are applied to the front surface of thin-film a-Si to reduce reflection and transmission losses. We use FDTD simulations to investigate the effect of varying particle size and shape on the absorption of light.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

Citation
J. D. Winans, J. P. Clarkson, and P. M. Fauchet, "Silver Nanoparticles to Enhance the Efficiency of Thin-Film Solar Cells," in Frontiers in Optics 2011/Laser Science XXVII, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper LWB2.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=LS-2011-LWB2

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