Absorption enhancement of a thin silicon Film with a 3D photonic band gap crystal back reflector

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Abstract

Currently, the efficiency of thin silicon film solar cells is constrained by a limited intrinsic absorption of silicon. The efficiency could be significantly increased by using a highly efficient back reflector that sends unabsorbed light back into the solar cell [1]. As an interesting candidate for a back reflector, we study here a thin 3D photonic band gap crystal [2, 3] that forbids light within the band gap for all directions and for all polarizations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781728104690
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019 - Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany
Duration: 23 Jun 201927 Jun 2019
http://www.cleoeurope.org

Publication series

Name2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019

Conference

ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019
Abbreviated titleCLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period23/06/1927/06/19
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