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Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics
Karlsruhe Germany
June 21-24, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-55752-896-4
PV Postdeadline Session (PWE)

Plasmonic Anti-Reflection Coating for Thin Film Solar Cells

Pierpaolo Spinelli, Maarten Hebbink, Claire van Lare, Marc Verschuuren, René de Waele, and Albert Polman


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We study plasmonic nanoparticle arrays on top of silicon solar cells for efficient light coupling. An optimized array combined with a Si3N4spacer layer shows 8% more incoupling than the standard Si3N4antireflection coating.

© 2010 The Optical Society

OCIS Codes
(040.0040) Detectors : Detectors
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings

P. Spinelli, M. Hebbink, C. van Lare, M. Verschuuren, R. de Waele, and A. Polman, "Plasmonic Anti-Reflection Coating for Thin Film Solar Cells," in Advanced Photonics & Renewable Energy, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper PWE3.

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