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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 II (PWC)

Optimization of Silicon Solar Cells using Backside Diffraction Gratings

Markus Wellenzohn and Rainer Hainberger  »View Author Affiliations

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This numerical study investigates the influence of backside diffraction gratings on the efficiency of silicon solar cells. In particular, the dependence of the optimum grating period and modulation depth on the silicon thickness is determined.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

M. Wellenzohn and R. Hainberger, "Optimization of Silicon Solar Cells using Backside Diffraction Gratings," in Renewable Energy and the Environment, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper PWC2.

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