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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 19, Iss. S5 — Sep. 12, 2011
  • pp: A1051–A1056

Broadband antireflection and absorption enhancement by forming nano-patterned Si structures for solar cells

Y. Liu, S.H. Sun, J. Xu, L. Zhao, H.C. Sun, J. Li, W. W. Mu, L. Xu, and K. J. Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue S5, pp. A1051-A1056 (2011)

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In this letter, we report the antireflection and light absorption enhancement by forming sub-wavelength nano-patterned Si structures via nano-sphere lithography technique. It is found that the surface reflection can be significantly suppressed in a wide spectral range (400-1000 nm) and the weighted mean reflection is less than 5%. Meanwhile, the broad band optical absorption enhancement is achieved consequently. Heterojunction solar cells are prepared by depositing ultrathin amorphous Si film on the nano-patterned Si structures, the short circuit current density increases to 37.2 mA/cm2 and the power conversion efficiency is obviously improved compared to the reference cell on flat Si substrate.

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(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

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Original Manuscript: April 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2011
Published: July 15, 2011

Y. Liu, S.H. Sun, J. Xu, L. Zhao, H.C. Sun, J. Li, W. W. Mu, L. Xu, and K. J. Chen, "Broadband antireflection and absorption enhancement by forming nano-patterned Si structures for solar cells," Opt. Express 19, A1051-A1056 (2011)

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