7 March 2014 InP-based nano solar cells
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Light trapping enhancement is a major research field in photovoltaics. Scarce and expensive resources for semiconductor material drive the research on light management in thin absorber layer. This paper reviews some of the known techniques, from back reflector to nanophotonic technologies such as nanowires or plasmonic-enhanced photovoltaic devices. Light trapping enhancement can reach ~100 fold and experimental demonstrations of device exceeding the ray optics limits have been reported.
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F. Proise, F. Proise, F. Pardo, F. Pardo, A.-L. Joudrier, A.-L. Joudrier, C. Njel, C. Njel, J. Alvarez, J. Alvarez, A. Delamarre, A. Delamarre, A.-M. Gonçalves, A.-M. Gonçalves, A. Lemaître, A. Lemaître, N. Bardou, N. Bardou, C. Dupuis, C. Dupuis, A. Etcheberry, A. Etcheberry, J.-F. Guillemoles, J.-F. Guillemoles, J.-L. Pelouard, J.-L. Pelouard, } "InP-based nano solar cells", Proc. SPIE 8981, Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices III, 89811G (7 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039295; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2039295
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