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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
Photon Management in Solar Cells: Dielectric Nanostructures l (PWB)

3D Photonic Crystal as Intermediate Reflector Layers in Micromorph Tandem Cells

Ralf B. Wehrspohn, Johannes Üpping, and Andreas Bielawny  »View Author Affiliations

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Unbalanced currents in serial-connected tandem solar cells are a mayor limitation of their performance. We will show that an embedded 3D photonic crystal acting as an intermediate reflector can balance the currents.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

R. B. Wehrspohn, J. Üpping, and A. Bielawny, "3D Photonic Crystal as Intermediate Reflector Layers in Micromorph Tandem Cells," in Renewable Energy and the Environment, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper PWB4.

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