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  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM1A.1
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Morabito, Joseph
  • A Systems Analysis for photovoltaics identifies positive reinforcements for solar development (global solar value creation). There are three high leverage points: the Solar Industry...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM1A.2
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Sorger, Volker J
  • Photovoltaic (PV) systems achieve peak production before the grid demand peak. To increase the grid capacity value of decentralized PV, we analyze their economic value-change by...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM1A.3
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Barnham, Keith W
  • The good news that the cost of photovoltaic panels is at last in free fall is bad news for smaller 2nd generation manufacturers and developers of 40% efficient triple- junction cells....

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM3B.1
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  • Ahlswede, Erik
  • Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells show the highest efficiencies of all thin film technologies. Nano-particulate precursor materials could have the potential to lead this technology to...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM3B.2
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  • Paetzold, Ulrich W; Bittkau, Karsten; Moulin, Etienne; Meier, Matthias; Rau, Uwe; Von Plessen, Gero; Carius, Reinhard
  • The prototyping and optical simulation of plasmonic reflection-grating back contacts in thin-film silicon solar cells is presented. An improvement potential of the short-circuit...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM3B.3
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Jefferies, Justin; Sabat, Ribal Georges
  • Surface plasmons were optically excited via the diffraction grating method using single, crossed and parallel grating schemes. Photocurrent enhancements up to 355% were demonstrated in...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM3B.4
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Soppe, Wim
  • The application of Nano-Imprint Lithography to fabricate light scattering textures for improved light management in thin film silicon solar cells is demonstrated. Both periodic and...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM3B.5
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Uhrenfeldt, Christian; Villesen, Thorbjørn F; Johansen, Britta; Nylandsted Larsen, Arne
  • Through photocurrent measurements on thin film silicon solar cells with Al nanoparticles on top, we investigate the effect of the particle configuration on light coupling into silicon...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM3B.6
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  • van de Groep, Jorik; Spinelli, Pierpaolo; Polman, Albert
  • 2D networks of Ag nanowires are studied as transparent conductors. We identify four distinct scattering mechanisms that govern the transmission through these networks, which show...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM4B.1
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  • Atwater, Harry; Callahan, Dennis M; Whitesell, Kelsey A; Pala, Ragip
  • Enhanced light absorption in thin solar cells is mediated by light trapping nanostructures that generate resonant modes in spectral regions where the absorber is ‘optically...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM4B.2
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  • van Lare, Claire; Lenzmann, Frank; Verschuuren, Marc A; Polman, Albert
  • We demonstrate effective mode coupling by light scattering from periodic Ag nanoparticle arrays printed onto a completed anti-reflection-coated thin-film a-Si:H solar cell. The...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM4B.3
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  • Santbergen, R; Tan, Hairen; Smets, Arno; Zeman, Miro
  • We show that the strength of the electric field driving the plasmon resonance in a plasmonic back reflector is highly dependent on spacer layer thickness. Tuning this thickness is...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM4B.4
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • White, Thomas P; Wang, Zhu; Catchpole, Kylie R
  • Plasmonic scattering and light trapping in solar cells is well understood, but near-field enhancement and plasmon-induced charge separation present new opportunities. I will review...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM4B.5
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Jovanov, Vladislav; Palanchoke, Ujwol; Dewan, Rahul; Kurz, Henning; Obermeyer, Philip; Stiebig, Helmut; Knipp, Dietmar
  • Light trapping and plasmonic effects in silicon thin-film solar cells were investigated experimentally and numerically. The performances of microcrystalline and amorphous silicon solar...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM4B.6
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  • Kowalczewski, Piotr; Liscidini, Marco; Andreani, Lucio C
  • We present a theoretical study of rough interfaces to obtain light trapping in thin-film silicon solar cells. Disorder parameters were optimized by rigorous calculations with...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM5A.1
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Paturi, Prem Kiran; Bagchi, Suman
  • The lifetimes of H(656nm), NaI(589nm) and NaII(635nm) from time resolved spectral imaging of plasma plume during ns-laser induced breakdown of Ammonium Perchlorate(AP) and Ammonium...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM5A.10
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  • Martinez-Otero, Alberto; Elias, Xavier; Betancur, Rafael; Martorell, Jordi
  • Here we demonstrated that an optimization of the optical properties of the layers in the polymer solar cell is essential to further improve the photovoltaic parameters in high...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM5A.11
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  • Isabella, Olindo; El-Shinawy, Mostafa; Solntsev, Serge; Zeman, Miro
  • Superstrate thin-film silicon triple-junction solar cells on 2-D gratings were optimized using opto-electrical modeling. Tuning the thickness of intermediate and back reflectors and...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM5A.12
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Sobhani, Malihe; Mahdieh, Mohammad Hossein
  • Initially polished and rough silicon were irradiated by nanosecond laser beam in distilled water. Analysis of SEM images and reflectivity results show that the structures density and...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2012 paper: JM5A.13
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Elborg, Martin; Jo, Masafumi; Noda, Takeshi; Mano, Takaaki; Sakuma, Yoshiki; Sakoda, Kazuaki
  • The photocurrent characteristics of GaNAs/AlGaAs solar Intermediate Band Solar Cells are investigated. The photocurrent is increased by a two-step photon absorption process and...
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