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Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics
Austin, Texas United States
November 2-3, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-920-6
Nanostructured Materials with Enhanced Efficiency (PThB)

Achieving the Yablonovitch Limit in Thin-Film Solar Cells with Tailored Randomly Textured Interfaces

Sämi Wiesendanger, Stephan Fahr, Thomas Kirchartz, Carsten Rockstuhl, and Falk Lederer  »View Author Affiliations


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In this contribution we show how the Yablonovitch limit can be reached and eventually exceeded in thin-film solar cells by incorporating randomly textured surfaces with a critical dimension in the order of hundred nanometers.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films

S. Wiesendanger, S. Fahr, T. Kirchartz, C. Rockstuhl, and F. Lederer, "Achieving the Yablonovitch Limit in Thin-Film Solar Cells with Tailored Randomly Textured Interfaces," in Renewable Energy and the Environment, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper PThB4.

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