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Rugate filter for light-trapping in solar cells.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18575496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We suggest a design for a coating that could be applied on top of any solar cell having at least one diffusing surface. This coating acts as an angle and wavelength selective filter, which increases the average path length and absorptance at long wavelengths without altering the solar cell performance at short wavelengths. The filter design is based on a continuous variation of the refractive index in order to minimize undesired reflection losses. Numerical procedures are used to optimize the filter for a 10 microm thick monocrystalline silicon solar cell, which lifts the efficiency above the Auger limit for unconcentrated illumination. The feasibility to fabricate such filters is also discussed, considering a finite available refractive index range.
Stephan Fahr; Carolin Ulbrich; Thomas Kirchartz; Uwe Rau; Carsten Rockstuhl; Falk Lederer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Optics express     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1094-4087     ISO Abbreviation:  Opt Express     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-25     Completed Date:  2008-08-21     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137103     Medline TA:  Opt Express     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9332-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institut für Festkörpertheorie und -optik, Max-Wien-Platz 1, 07743 Jena, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation
Electric Power Supplies*
Equipment Design
Equipment Failure Analysis
Filtration / instrumentation*
Models, Theoretical*
Optics and Photonics / instrumentation*
Scattering, Radiation
Solar Energy*

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