A study of the surface plasmon enhancement using ARC on thin film Si solar cell performance

Razan Nejm, Mousa Hussein, Ahmed Ayesh

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Abstract

Trapping light inside the solar cells can significantly boost their efficiency by minimizing the reflection losses at the front interface as well as the absorption losses in the solar cell by increasing the path length of incoming light. This study focuses on light trapping using antireflection coating (ARC). One of the simplest and most efficient types of ARC is called the quarter-wave transformer. Its great results make it a good and cheaper alternative for using metallic nanoparticles (MNPs). However, using MNPs with appropriate parameters might have a positive effect on the overall enhancement. In this work it was found that placing the NPs on the ARC surface give the best results compared to the other positions, whereas decreasing the overall refractive index of the device improves its behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 High Capacity Optical Networks and Emerging/Enabling Technologies, HONET-CNS 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages51-55
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479925698
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event10th International Conference on High Capacity Optical Networks and Emerging/Enabling Technologies, HONET-CNS 2013 - Famagusta, Cyprus
Duration: Dec 11 2013Dec 13 2013

Publication series

Name2013 High Capacity Optical Networks and Emerging/Enabling Technologies, HONET-CNS 2013

Other

Other10th International Conference on High Capacity Optical Networks and Emerging/Enabling Technologies, HONET-CNS 2013
Country/TerritoryCyprus
CityFamagusta
Period12/11/1312/13/13

Keywords

  • Plasmonic
  • antireflection coating
  • dielectric
  • field enhancement
  • nanoparticle
  • thin film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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