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  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.1
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Bozzola, Angelo; Kowalczewski, Piotr; Andreani, Lucio C
  • We develop an analytic electro-optical model to show that thin film silicon solar cells with Lambertian light trapping outperform thicker ones with the same bulk quality,...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.10
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Chang, Won Seok
  • We established the scanning photocurrent microscopy (SPCM) based on confocal and near-field optics, which can use various light sources with different wavelength. The photovoltaic...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.11
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Tabatabaee, Farzane; Sabbagh Alvani, Ali A; Sameie, Hassan; Moosakhani, Shima; Salimi, Reza; Taherian, Mojde
  • Hexagonal pure LaF3 and Yb/Er, Yb/Ho co-doped LaF3 nanostructures have been successfully synthesized via an efficient, environmentally mild hydrothermal route and the up-conversion...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.12
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Moosakhani, Shima; Sabbagh Alvani, Ali A; Sarabi, Ali A; Sameie, Hassan; Salimi, Reza; Kiani, Sajad
  • We report on the photovoltaic performance of AgI quantum dots sensitized solar cells. The assembled solar cells yielded a power conversion efficiency of 0.64% and a short-circuit...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.13
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Wei, An-Chi; Sze, Jyh-Rou
  • The edge-absorbed concentrator photovoltaics is proposed with a slab concentrator constructed by linear gratings to achieve a thin system. A design example with 25%-efficient solar...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.14
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Habib, Khaled J
  • Shearography and EIS were used to determine the energy efficiency of PEM-FC . The ratio of the conductivity of the PEMs after a certain hours of operation to the initial conductivity...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.15
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Zhu, Zhaozhao; Mankowski, Trent; Balakrishinan, Kaushik; Touati, Farid; Benammar, Mohieddine; Mansuripur, Masud; Falco, Charles
  • We report advances in the fabrication and characterization of transparent conductive electrodes based on thin-films of metallic nanowires (copper and silver) encapsulated with...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.16
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Krc, Janez; Lipovsek, Benjamin; Topic, Marko
  • By means of three-dimensional optical simulator CROWM that combines ray-optics/wave-optics we studied (i) micro-structures and (i) micro-structures in combination with AR-coatings on...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.17
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Wu, Yuechen; Zhang, Deming; Russo, Juan M; Vorndran, Shelby; Kostuk, Raymond K
  • Abstract: This paper describes the effects of non-ideal dichroic filter characteristics on the performance of concentrating spectrum splitting photovoltaic systems.

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.18
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Gou, Fangwang; Su, Guangyao; Liu, Chuanhong; Chen, Ji; Zhang, Zhaoyu
  • Amorphous silicon ultra-thin film solar cells with hybrid plasmonic and dielectric gratings on the surface of the active layer are studied numerically. Their respective advantages are...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.19
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Morton, Jonathan; Marques-Hues, Jose; Richards, Bryce S
  • Up-conversion modification of the solar spectrum can increase the efficiency of a single junction solar cell. This paper investigates a 2D Photonic Crystal to improve the efficiency of...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.20
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Kobayashi, Hiroaki; Sakai, Jun; Kohiyama, Asaka; Shimizu, Makoto; Iguchi, Fumitada; Yugami, Hiroo
  • A planar absorber/emitter in solar thermophotovoltaic system reaches high temperature with a small concentration ratio because of low thermal radiation loss. Using this planar...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.21
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Liu, Chuanhong; Su, Guangyao; Gou, Fangwang; Zhang, Zhaoyu
  • Solar cells structured with quasi-periodic and periodic gratings are investigated. A broadband great enhancement can be observed. The quasi-periodic grating design is based on Fourier...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.23
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Ma, Donglin
  • Currently commercially available dental headlights have two major problems: low illumination uniformity and stray light. To address those issues, we have applied different freeform...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.24
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Shaoyun, Yin; Sun, Xiuhui; Xia, Liangping; Du, Chunlei
  • To decreasing the design error caused by the point source model, a method combining freeform and aspherical surface is presented. A LED spotlight lens for realizing octagon spot is...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.3
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • DeVault, Clayton; Guler, Urcan; Shalaev, Vladimir M; Boltasseva, Alexandra; Kildishev, Alexander V
  • We numerically investigate electromagnetic interactions with metal nitride nanoparticles and discuss potential applications for thin-film silicon solar cells. The results indicate...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.5
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Milori, Debora; Cabral, Jader; Nicolodelli, Gustavo; Marangoni, Bruno; Bebeachibuli, Aida; Horta, Michelle; Villas-Boas, Paulino; Segnini, Aline; Ranulfi, Anielle
  • In this work, we will present the main results in agriculture researches involving the use of LIBS technique for analysis in soils, plants and fertilizers. All results were achieved...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.6
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Ye, Jingfei; Gao, Zhishan; Wang, Shuai; Liu, Xiaoli; Yang, Zhongming; Zhang, Congyang
  • Wavefront aberration function is modified and expressed by combination of Bi-Zernike polynomials in rotationally symmetric optical systems. The field and pupil parameters of wavefront...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.8
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Li, Xiaopeng; Sprafke, Alexander N; Schweizer, Stefan L; Wehrspohn, Ralf
  • Metal impurities have detrimental effects on the performance of Si solar cells. Through metal assisted chemical etching, we fabricate Si nanowires from metallurgical Si...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2013 paper: JM3A.9
  • OSA Technical Digest (online)
  • Lee, Jae Yong; Lee, Kyu-Tae; Seo, Sungyong; Park, Hui Joon; Guo, L Jay
  • Converting the absorbed light in color filters to electric power is challenging since conventional solar cells are too thick for efficient photon management. We investigate ultra-thin...
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