Rigorous diffraction theory is used to reveal the peculiarities of randomly textured surfaces used for photon management. The effect of such surfaces in solar cells with an increasing complexity is analyzed to provide unprecedented insights.
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(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.5770) Optics at surfaces : Roughness
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
C. Rockstuhl, S. Fahr, and F. Lederer, "Randomly Textured Surfaces for Photon Management in Silicon Thin Film Solar Cells," in Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper SWA4.
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