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Optics for Solar Energy
Austin, Texas United States
November 2-3, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-920-6
Joint Poster Session PV/SOLAR/SOLED/E2 (JWE)

3D-FDTD Analysis of Absorption Enhancement in Nanostructured Thin Film Solar Cells

Jerónimo Buencuerpo, Maria Luisa Dotor, Luis Enrique Munioz-Camuniez, and Pablo A. Postigo  »View Author Affiliations


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We investigate 1D-2D photonic crystals for light absorption enhancement on thin film photovoltaics (Si, GaAs an InP) by FDTD. A comparison with RCWA and TMM is presented. The absorption is increased substantially for these systems.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

J. Buencuerpo, M. L. Dotor, L. E. Munioz-Camuniez, and P. A. Postigo, "3D-FDTD Analysis of Absorption Enhancement in Nanostructured Thin Film Solar Cells," in Renewable Energy and the Environment, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JWE12.

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