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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 321–328

Transparent gold nano-membranes for the enhanced light trapping of the indium tin oxide films

Shouyi Xie, Yi Chen, Zi Ouyang, Baohua Jia, Wenlong Cheng, and Min Gu  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 321-328 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.4.000321


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Abstract

A facile and scalable method for enhancing the light trapping effect of indium tin oxide films on photovoltaic devices is demonstrated. The Langmiur Blodgett technique is introduced to fabricate gold nano-membranes on the photovoltaic solar cells. Textured structures on the indium tin oxide films are created with the nano-membrane, producing effective surface roughness for significantly improved light trapping. As a result, the quantum efficiency of the solar cell integrated with the nano-membrane textured indium tin oxide film is enhanced over a broadband wavelength range, which leads to a 13% enhancement on the photocurrent density and an 8% efficiency enhancement.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures
(310.7005) Thin films : Transparent conductive coatings

ToC Category:
Transparent Conductive Coatings

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2014
Published: January 17, 2014

Citation
Shouyi Xie, Yi Chen, Zi Ouyang, Baohua Jia, Wenlong Cheng, and Min Gu, "Transparent gold nano-membranes for the enhanced light trapping of the indium tin oxide films," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 321-328 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-4-2-321


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