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

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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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Devashish, D., Saive, R., Van Der Vegt, J. J. W., & Vos, W. L. (2019). Absorption enhancement of a thin silicon Film with a 3D photonic band gap crystal back reflector. In 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019 [8872913] (2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8872913
Devashish, D. ; Saive, R. ; Van Der Vegt, J. J.W. ; Vos, Willem L. / Absorption enhancement of a thin silicon Film with a 3D photonic band gap crystal back reflector. 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019. IEEE, 2019. (2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019).
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Devashish, D, Saive, R, Van Der Vegt, JJW & Vos, WL 2019, Absorption enhancement of a thin silicon Film with a 3D photonic band gap crystal back reflector. in 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019., 8872913, 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019, IEEE, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019, Munich, Germany, 23/06/19. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8872913

Absorption enhancement of a thin silicon Film with a 3D photonic band gap crystal back reflector. / Devashish, D.; Saive, R.; Van Der Vegt, J. J.W.; Vos, Willem L.

2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019. IEEE, 2019. 8872913 (2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019).

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Devashish D, Saive R, Van Der Vegt JJW, Vos WL. Absorption enhancement of a thin silicon Film with a 3D photonic band gap crystal back reflector. In 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019. IEEE. 2019. 8872913. (2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019). https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8872913