10 September 2010 3D photonic crystals for photon management in solar cells
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Abstract
Light management in single and tandem solar cells is becoming increasingly important to optimize the optical and electro-optical properties of solar cells. After a short introduction to state-of-the-art light management approaches, different applications of photonic crystals for photon management in solar cells are reviewed and discussed concerning their applicability. Results on direction- and energy-selective filters for ultra-light-trapping, intermediate reflectors for optimal current matching in tandem cells, and photonic crystal coating for fluorescence collectors will be presented and discussed.
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J. Üpping, J. Üpping, A. Bielawny, A. Bielawny, C. Ulbrich, C. Ulbrich, M. Peters, M. Peters, J. C. Goldschmidt, J. C. Goldschmidt, L. Steidl, L. Steidl, R. Zentel, R. Zentel, T. Beckers, T. Beckers, A. Lambertz, A. Lambertz, R. Carius, R. Carius, U. Rau, U. Rau, R. B. Wehrspohn, R. B. Wehrspohn, } "3D photonic crystals for photon management in solar cells", Proc. SPIE 7756, Active Photonic Materials III, 77560A (10 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859467; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.859467
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