Plasmonic effects in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells with metal back contacts

Palanchoke U, Jovanov V, Kurz H, Obermeyer P, Stiebig H, Knipp D (2012)
Optics Express 20(6).

Journal Article | Published | English

No fulltext has been uploaded

Author
; ; ; ; ;
Abstract
Plasmonic effects in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells with randomly textured metal back contact were investigated experimentally and numerically. The influence of different metal back contacts with and without ZnO interlayer was studied and losses in the individual layers of the solar cell were quantified. The amorphous silicon thin film solar cells were prepared on randomly textured substrates using large area production equipment and exhibit conversion efficiencies approaching 10%. The optical wave propagation within the solar cells was studied by Finite Difference Time Domain simulations. The quantum efficiency of solar cells with and without ZnO interlayer was simulated and the interplay between the reflection, quantum efficiency and absorption in the back contact will be discussed.
Publishing Year
ISSN
eISSN
PUB-ID

Cite this

Palanchoke U, Jovanov V, Kurz H, Obermeyer P, Stiebig H, Knipp D. Plasmonic effects in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells with metal back contacts. Optics Express. 2012;20(6).
Palanchoke, U., Jovanov, V., Kurz, H., Obermeyer, P., Stiebig, H., & Knipp, D. (2012). Plasmonic effects in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells with metal back contacts. Optics Express, 20(6).
Palanchoke, U., Jovanov, V., Kurz, H., Obermeyer, P., Stiebig, H., and Knipp, D. (2012). Plasmonic effects in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells with metal back contacts. Optics Express 20.
Palanchoke, U., et al., 2012. Plasmonic effects in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells with metal back contacts. Optics Express, 20(6).
U. Palanchoke, et al., “Plasmonic effects in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells with metal back contacts”, Optics Express, vol. 20, 2012.
Palanchoke, U., Jovanov, V., Kurz, H., Obermeyer, P., Stiebig, H., Knipp, D.: Plasmonic effects in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells with metal back contacts. Optics Express. 20, (2012).
Palanchoke, Ujwol, Jovanov, Vladislav, Kurz, Henning, Obermeyer, Philipp, Stiebig, Helmut, and Knipp, Dietmar. “Plasmonic effects in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells with metal back contacts”. Optics Express 20.6 (2012).
This data publication is cited in the following publications:
This publication cites the following data publications:

4 Citations in Europe PMC

Data provided by Europe PubMed Central.

Improved efficiency of ultra-thin µc-Si solar cells with photonic-crystal structures.
Ishizaki K, De Zoysa M, Tanaka Y, Umeda T, Kawamoto Y, Noda S., Opt Express 23(19), 2015
PMID: 26406734
Zinc oxide nanowire arrays for silicon core/shell solar cells.
Tamang A, Pathirane M, Parsons R, Schwarz MM, Iheanacho B, Jovanov V, Wagner V, Wong WS, Knipp D., Opt Express 22 Suppl 3(), 2014
PMID: 24922370
Angular and polarization properties of cross-holes nanostructured metallic filters.
Girard-Desprolet R, Boutami S, Lhostis S, Vitrant G., Opt Express 21(24), 2013
PMID: 24514495
Light trapping in periodically textured amorphous silicon thin film solar cells using realistic interface morphologies.
Jovanov V, Palanchoke U, Magnus P, Stiebig H, Hupkes J, Sichanugrist P, Konagai M, Wiesendanger S, Rockstuhl C, Knipp D., Opt Express 21 Suppl 4(), 2013
PMID: 24104487

18 References

Data provided by Europe PubMed Central.


Shah, Prog. Photovoltaics 12(), 2004

Konagai, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 50(), 2011

Sai, J. Appl. Phys. 108(), 2010

Müller, Sol. Energy 77(), 2004

Meier, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 74(), 2002

Yamamoto, Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 69(), 1999
Plasmonic solar cells.
Catchpole KR, Polman A., Opt Express 16(26), 2008
PMID: 19104612
Light trapping in ultrathin plasmonic solar cells.
Ferry VE, Verschuuren MA, Li HB, Verhagen E, Walters RJ, Schropp RE, Atwater HA, Polman A., Opt Express 18 Suppl 2(), 2010
PMID: 20588593

Morris, J. Appl. Phys. 67(), 1990

Paetzold, Proc. SPIE 7725(), 2010

Hüpkes, 23rd EU PVSEC Proc, Session 3AV(), 2008

Springer, J. Appl. Phys. 95(), 2004

Zeman, J. Appl. Phys. 88(), 2000

Springer, J. Appl. Phys. 96(), 2004

Zeman, J. Mater. Res. 23(), 2008

Dewan, J. Appl. Phys. 110(), 2011
Approaching the Lambertian limit in randomly textured thin-film solar cells.
Fahr S, Kirchartz T, Rockstuhl C, Lederer F., Opt Express 19 Suppl 4(), 2011
PMID: 21747556

Export

0 Marked Publications

Open Data PUB

Web of Science

View record in Web of Science®

Sources

PMID: 22418515
PubMed | Europe PMC

Search this title in

Google Scholar