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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 19, Iss. S1 — Jan. 3, 2011
  • pp: A35–A40

Enhancement of optical transmission with random nanohole structures

Jaesung Son, Lalit Kumar Verma, Aaron James Danner, Charanjit Singh Bhatia, and Hyunsoo Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue S1, pp. A35-A40 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.000A35


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Abstract

We demonstrate an enhancement of optical transmission by creating randomly distributed nanoholes in a glass surface using a simple bottom-up fabrication process. V-shaped holes with sub-100 nm diameter are created by anodized aluminum oxide template and dry etching on glass substrates. The broadband and omnidirectional antireflective effect of the proposed nanostructures is confirmed by measuring the transmittance of the patterned glasses, leading to 3% better transmission. Subsequently, the short-circuit current and the open-circuit voltage of a solar cell with nanostructures are enhanced by 3-4%, improving the solar cell efficiency from 10.47% to 11.20% after two weeks of outdoor testing.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Photovoltaics

History
Original Manuscript: November 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2010
Published: December 6, 2010

Citation
Jaesung Son, Lalit Kumar Verma, Aaron James Danner, Charanjit Singh Bhatia, and Hyunsoo Yang, "Enhancement of optical transmission with random nanohole structures," Opt. Express 19, A35-A40 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-S1-A35


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