Comb-shaped photonic crystal structure for efficient broadband light diffraction and funnelling in solar cells
2012 (English)In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, ISSN 0927-0248, Vol. 99, 316-320 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present a comb-shaped photonic-crystal (PhC) rods-lattice structure of broadband light diffraction and funnelling for solar cell applications. It is shown that the photonic band of this PhC structure is very dispersive over a broad bandwidth so that light will be efficiently diffracted in the wavelength region of solar radiation. The PhC structure also creates resonance modes leading to further diffraction and funnelling of light so that the light propagates in many pathways in the whole PhC lattice region, which will greatly facilitate light-matter interaction when light-absorbing elements are embedded in the PhC structure. The proposed structure is also valid for photodetection applications.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 99, 316-320 p.
Light diffraction and funnelling, Photovoltaic, Photonic crystal, Solar cell
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-92990DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2011.12.020ISI: 000301167200044ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84862801322OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-92990DiVA: diva2:514926
QC 201204112012-04-112012-04-102012-05-07Bibliographically approved