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Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics
Tucson, Arizona United States
November 3-7, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-55752-986-2
Concepts for Photon Management in Solar Cells I (PT2C)

GaAs solar cells close to the thermodynamic limit

Oliver Hoehn, Tobias Kraus, Gerard Bauhuis, Ulrich T. Schwarz, and Benedikt Bläsi  »View Author Affiliations


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The efficiency of GaAs solar cells can be increased by applying angularly selective filters. It is shown in terms of detailed balance model, why this happens and the concept is proven in first experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

O. Hoehn, T. Kraus, G. Bauhuis, U. T. Schwarz, and B. Bläsi, "GaAs solar cells close to the thermodynamic limit," in Renewable Energy and the Environment, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper PT2C.5.

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