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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)

Decreasing the Thickness of Crystalline-Silicon Solar Cells below 40 µm and Increasing their Light Absorption with Surface Nanostructures

Valérie Depauw, Ounsi El Daif, Dries Van Gestel, Kris Van Nieuwenhuysen, Christos Trompoukis, Frederic Dross, Ivan Gordon, and Jef Poortmans  »View Author Affiliations



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Abstract

Three methods for fabricating crystalline-silicon solar cells thinner than 40 µm down to 1 µm are presented, together with the integration of three nanostructuring schemes - texturing, photonic crystals, plasmons - to boost their light absorption.

© 2011 OSA

OCIS Codes
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

Citation
V. Depauw, O. El Daif, D. Van Gestel, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, C. Trompoukis, F. Dross, I. Gordon, and J. Poortmans, "Decreasing the Thickness of Crystalline-Silicon Solar Cells below 40 µm and Increasing their Light Absorption with Surface Nanostructures," in Renewable Energy and the Environment, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper PWC3.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=PV-2011-PWC3


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