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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 20, Iss. S5 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: A572–A577

Kind of broad-band photonic valve and its application to silicon solar cells

J. Le Perchec  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue S5, pp. A572-A577 (2012)

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We investigate the dual optical behaviour of a photonic grating interface presenting a more or less important index contrast, showing either efficient broadband reflectivity, either high transmittance within the same spectral window, depending on the direction of the incident light. This behaviour is reminiscent of a diode one and could find interesting applications. A typical example is given for thin crystalline silicon solar cells where the rear side is directly nano-textured to trap light without metal reflector (bifacial device), well compatible with an integration in a photovoltaic module.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

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Original Manuscript: February 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2012
Published: July 5, 2012

J. Le Perchec, "Kind of broad-band photonic valve and its application to silicon solar cells," Opt. Express 20, A572-A577 (2012)

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