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Optics for Solar Energy
Tucson, Arizona United States
June 7-8, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-55752-892-6
Light Management and Spectrum Splitting (SWB)

Fundamental Limit of Nanophotonic Light-Trapping in Solar Cells

Zongfu Yu, Aaswath Raman, and Shanhui Fan


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We use a rigorous electromagnetic approach to develop a light-trapping theory, which reveals that the conventional limit 4n2can 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

Z. Yu, A. Raman, and S. Fan, "Fundamental Limit of Nanophotonic Light-Trapping in Solar Cells," in Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper PDSWB1.

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