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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2010
  • pp: 40–42

Optical absorption enhancement in nanopore textured-silicon thin film for photovoltaic application

Fei Wang, HongYu Yu, Junshuai Li, Xiaowei Sun, Xincai Wang, and Hongyu Zheng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 1, pp. 40-42 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000040


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Abstract

Silicon thin film with a nanopore textured surface is systematically studied via simulation for photovoltaic application, where the optical characteristics are closely correlated with the nanopore structural parameters. It is found that the solar energy absorption could be optimized when the nanopore array structure dimensions are set as follows: periodicity of 700 nm , depth of 2000 nm , and pore diameter versus periodicity ratio of 87.5%. The result provides an additional guideline for the nanostructure surface texturing-process design for photovoltaic applications.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

ToC Category:
Thin Films

History
Original Manuscript: October 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 2009
Published: December 24, 2009

Citation
Fei Wang, HongYu Yu, Junshuai Li, Xiaowei Sun, Xincai Wang, and Hongyu Zheng, "Optical absorption enhancement in nanopore textured-silicon thin film for photovoltaic application," Opt. Lett. 35, 40-42 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-1-40


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