Simulations of silicon nanowire arrays for photovoltaics - more absorption with less silicon

Bjorn C. P. Sturmberg*, K. B. Dossou, L. C. Botten, A. A. Asatryan, C. G. Poulton, C. Martijn De Sterke, R. C. McPhedran

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Using a novel numerical method we calculate the energy absorption of a silicon nanowire array, for photovoltaics. We show that dilute arrays deliver optimal integrated absorption on a per-silicon-volume basis, and identify the enhancement mechanism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Subtitle of host publicationLaser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO 2011
Place of PublicationWashington, D.C.
PublisherOSA Publishing
Pages1-2
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781557529107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Baltimore, MD
Duration: 1 May 20116 May 2011

Conference

ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
CityBaltimore, MD
Period1/05/116/05/11

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