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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 2 — Jun. 25, 2010
  • pp: 142–145

Simulation of Energy Conversion Efficiency of a Solar Cell with Gratings

Sung-Chul Kim and In-Soo Sohn  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 142-145 (2010)

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In this work, a numerical analysis of a CIGS (CuIn1-xGaxSex) solar cell with a rectangular grating on the electrode is presented. The effects of the grating on the energy conversion efficiency are calculated using the RCWA (rigorous coupled wave analysis) method. In conventional CIGS solar cells, the thickness of the light absorption layer (CIGS) is 2 µm, at which the incident light is almost absorbed. By adopting a grating on the electrode and using a less than 1 µm CIGS layer, we obtained a higher efficiency compared to the conventional solar cells.

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OCIS Codes
(130.5990) Integrated optics : Semiconductors
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers

Original Manuscript: May 26, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2010
Published: June 25, 2010

Sung-Chul Kim and In-Soo Sohn, "Simulation of Energy Conversion Efficiency of a Solar Cell with Gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 14, 142-145 (2010)

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