The potential of slow light resonances in planar photonic crystals to control sun light absorption in very thin absorbing layers will be presented. Optical simulation, absorption measurements and full solar cell designs will be discussed.
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C. Seassal, G. Gomard, O. El Daif, X. Meng, E. Drouard, A. Kaminski, A. Fave, and M. Lemiti, "Slow Light in Photonic Crystals for Photovoltaic Applications," in Advanced Photonics & Renewable Energy, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper PTuC1.
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