Scientific Results

Complex Photonic Structures for Light Harvesting

Year: 2015

Authors: Burresi M., Pratesi F., Riboli F., Wiersma D.

Autors Affiliation: Univ Florence, European Lab Nonlinear Spect LENS, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, FI, Italy;‎ CNR, Ist Nazl Ott, I-50125 Florence, FI, Italy;‎ Univ Trento, Dipartimento Fis, I-38123 Povo, TN, Italy;‎ Univ Florence, Dept Phys, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, FI, Italy

Abstract: Over the last few years, micro- and nanophotonics have roused a strong interest in the scientific community for their promising impact on the development of novel kinds of solar cells. Certain thin-and ultrathin-film solar cells are made of innovative, often cheap, materials which suffer from a low energy conversion efficiency. Light-trapping mechanisms based on nanophotonics principles are particularly suited to enhance the absorption of electromagnetic waves in these thin media without changing the material composition. In this review, the latest results achieved in this field are reported, with particular attention to the realization of prototypes, spanning from deterministic to disordered photonic architectures, and from dielectric to metallic nanostructures.

Journal/Review: ADVANCED OPTICAL MATERIALS

Volume: 3 (6)      Pages from: 722  to: 743

KeyWords: SILICON SOLAR-CELLS; POWER CONVERSION EFFICIENCY; BROAD-BAND; ABSORPTION ENHANCEMENT; FUNDAMENTAL LIMIT; BACK REFLECTORS; CORE-SHELL; FILM; ULTRATHIN; SURFACE
DOI: 10.1002/adom.201400514

Citations: 47
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