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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
Photon Management in thin-film amorphous Silicon Solar Cells and Plasmonic Photon Management (PW3B)

Randomly Rough and Hybrid Textures for Broadband Light Trapping in Thin-Film Solar Cells

Piotr Kowalczewski, Marco Liscidini, and Lucio C. Andreani  »View Author Affiliations


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We study light-trapping in thin-film silicon solar cells with randomly rough and hybrid textures. With rigorous calculations we demonstrate that optimized disorder allows to reach the Lambertian Limit of absorption.

© 2013 OSA

OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films

P. Kowalczewski, M. Liscidini, and L. C. Andreani, "Randomly Rough and Hybrid Textures for Broadband Light Trapping in Thin-Film Solar Cells," in Renewable Energy and the Environment, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper PW3B.3.

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