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  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PMA3
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  • Würfel, Peter
  • Solar cells are seen as heat engines. In a first step occurring in all semiconductors, chemical energy is produced by establishing 2 different Fermi-distributions. This step is limited...

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PMA6
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  • Heffernan, Jon
  • We have investigated the effect of 3-D nano-structures on the photovoltaic performance of silicon-based solar cells. Detailed electro-optic simulations show the strong effect of short...

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PTuA4
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  • Fan, Shanhui
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  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PTuB5
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  • Battaglia, Corsin; Dominé, Didier; Haug, Franz-Josef; Ballif, Christophe
  • A new approach is presented to determine the angular and spectral characteristics of light diffusely scattered from nanotextured front electrodes into the absorbing silicon layer of...

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PTuB6
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  • Söderström, Karin; Escarré, Jordi Palou; Cubero, Oscar; Haug, Franz-Josef; Ballif, Christophe
  • Angle resolved measurements of the external quantum efficiency of a-Si solar cells deposited on a grating show strong absorption phenomena which are well explained with the guided mode...

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PTuC2
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  • Romanov, Sergei G; Ding, Boyang; Bardosova, Maria; Pemble, Martyn E; Peschel, Ulf
  • Colloidal photonic heterocrystals combined with corrugated metal films were suggested as light traps, where broadband scattering is provided by mode mismatch between photonic crystals...

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PWA3
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  • Tsai, Fu-Ji; Wang, Jyh-Yang; Kiang, Yean-Woei; Yang, C C
  • Absorption enhancement of an amorphous Si solar cell is numerically demonstrated by placing metal and dielectric nanoparticles on the top, including periodical and non-periodical...

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PWA4
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  • Hao, Jiaming; Wang, Jing; Yan, Min; Qiu, Min
  • We present design, analysis, and experimental demonstration of an ultra-thin, wide-angle perfect metamaterial absorber at optical frequency. The absorption is tunable by adjusting the...

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PWA5
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  • Abass, Aimi; Shen, Honghui; Bienstman, Peter; Maes, Bjorn
  • We investigate strongly enhanced light absorption in a thin P3HT:PCBM solar cell with a triangular silver grating back contact. The correlation between grating and plasmonic absorption...

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PWB1
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  • Chang, Liann-Be; Jeng, Ming-Jer; Chang, Tsung-Wen; Tung, Chun-Yi; Chen, Chia-Ta; Lee, Wen-Jia
  • Abstract: Double (SiO2/Ta2O5) or triple (SiO2/TiO2/Ta2O5) Anti-Reflection Coatings (ARC) have been used to...

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PWB2
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  • Zocca, Marco
  • Antireflective subwavelength structures were parametrized from SEM scans and simulated with the transfer matrix formalism. Such parametric geometry was then refined with a stochastic...

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PWB3
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  • Guler, Urcan; Turan, Rasit
  • Metal nanoparticles, which are considered as promising tools to enhance performances of photovoltaic devices, are fabricated via e-beam lithography method to investigate the effect of...

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PWB4
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  • Barrientos, Lorena; Loeb, Bárbara
  • This work introduces the use of silver/silver oxide nanoparticles as potential sensitizers in DSC for the conversion solar energy. Optical studies allow obtaining the optimal time of...

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PWB5
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  • Le, Khai Q; Abass, Aimi; Maes, Bjorn; Bienstman, Peter
  • The effective mode volume model is employed to study an enhanced light absorption of absorbing molecules in solar cells when they are positioned in close proximity to Ag nanospheres....

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PWB6
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  • Conradt, Jonas; Thiele, Cornelius; Reinhard, Manuel; Lösch, Oliver; Sartor, Janos; Maier-Flaig, Florian; Schneider, Reinhard; Fotouhi, Mohammad; Pfundstein, Peter; Zibat, Volker; Colsmann, Alexander; Gerthsen, Dagmar; Lemmer, Uli; Kalt, Heinz
  • We report on the synthesis and characterization of vapor phase grown zinc oxide nanorod arrays on sputtered aluminum-doped zinc oxide substrates. These arrays can serve as...

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PWB8
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  • Zilio, Pierfrancesco; Sammito, Davide; Zacco, Gabriele; Romanato, Filippo
  • Optical simulations of 1-D digital plasmonic grating show that SPPs and cavity-mode resonances can be effectively exploited to enhance NIR-light absorption in shallower regions of a...

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PWB9P
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  • Zohar, Moshe; Auslender, Mark; Faraone, Lorenzo; Hava, Shlomo
  • In this work the concept of merging diffraction grating as a mirror into optical resonance cavity is proposed and proved by rigorous simulations on example of mercury cadmium telluride...

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PWC2
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  • Collin, Stephane; Pardo, Fabrice; Bardou, Nathalie; Pelouard, Jean-Luc
  • We propose new concepts for light trapping in ultra-thin solar cells. It is shown that optical nanoantennas can lead to broadband absorption in 30&nbsp;nm-thick GaAs solar cells,...

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PWD1
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  • Shapira, Ofer; Orf, Nicholas; Fink, Yoel
  • Generating low cost, high efficiency energy conversion devices having nanometer-size features that span many square meters necessitate new paradigms in device fabrication. We present...

  • Optical Nanostructures for Photovoltaics (PV) 2010 paper: PWE3
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  • Spinelli, Pierpaolo; Hebbink, Maarten; van Lare, Claire; Verschuuren, Marc; de Waele, René; Polman, Albert
  • We study plasmonic nanoparticle arrays on top of silicon solar cells for efficient light coupling. An optimized array combined with a Si3N4spacer layer shows 8%...
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