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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 18, Iss. S3 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: A293–A299

Absorbing one-dimensional planar photonic crystal for amorphous silicon solar cell

Ounsi El Daif, Emmanuel Drouard, Guillaume Gomard, Anne Kaminski, Alain Fave, Mustapha Lemiti, Sungmo Ahn, Sihan Kim, Pere Roca i Cabarrocas, Heonsu Jeon, and Christian Seassal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue S3, pp. A293-A299 (2010)

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We report on the absorption of a 100nm thick hydrogenated amorphous silicon layer patterned as a planar photonic crystal (PPC), using laser holography and reactive ion etching. Compared to an unpatterned layer, electromagnetic simulation and optical measurements both show a 50% increase of the absorption over the 0.38-0.75micron spectral range, in the case of a one-dimensional PPC. Such absorbing photonic crystals, combined with transparent and conductive layers, may be at the basis of new photovoltaic solar cells.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: April 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2010
Published: June 30, 2010

Ounsi El Daif, Emmanuel Drouard, Guillaume Gomard, Anne Kaminski, Alain Fave, Mustapha Lemiti, Sungmo Ahn, Sihan Kim, Pere Roca i Cabarrocas, Heonsu Jeon, and Christian Seassal, "Absorbing one-dimensional planar photonic crystal for amorphous silicon solar cell," Opt. Express 18, A293-A299 (2010)

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