OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4430–4435

Lithography-free sub-100 nm nanocone array antireflection layer for low-cost silicon solar cell

Zhida Xu, Jing Jiang, and Gang Logan Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 19, pp. 4430-4435 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.004430


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (568 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A high-density and -uniformity sub-100 nm surface-oxidized silicon nanocone forest structure is created and integrated onto the existing texturization microstructures on a photovoltaic device surface by a one-step high-throughput plasma-enhanced texturization method. We suppressed the broadband optical reflection on chemically textured grade-B silicon solar cells for up to 70.25% through this nanomanufacturing method. The performance of the solar cell is improved with the short-circuit current increased by 7.1%, fill factor increased by 7.0%, and conversion efficiency increased by 14.66%. Our method demonstrates the potential to improve the photovoltaic device performance with low-cost and high-throughput nanomanufacturing technology.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: March 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2012
Published: June 27, 2012

Citation
Zhida Xu, Jing Jiang, and Gang Logan Liu, "Lithography-free sub-100 nm nanocone array antireflection layer for low-cost silicon solar cell," Appl. Opt. 51, 4430-4435 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-19-4430

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited