Broadband photon harvesting capability enhancement with plasmonic inspired nanostructure based solar cell

Md Ibrahim Khalil, Atiqur Rahman, Arshad M. Chowdhury, Nowshad Amin, Gee Kung Chang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Efficient light trapping in a solar cell can improve the overall performance and substantially reduce its cost. Even though thin-film photovoltaic (PV) offers significa nt co s t reduction compared to traditional bulky thick film Photovoltaics, the overall performance is no t optimal due to lo w abso rpt io n. Plasmonic light trapping techniques introduced recently in photovoltaics can provide better light absorption without increasing the device thickness. In this paper, we pro po se and demonstrate a simple plasmonic nanostructure based crystalline silicon (C-Si) solar cell by integrating the silver core with Silicon Nanowire (NW) to increase the overall absorption efficiency. We have found by numerical simulation and 3-D Electromagnetic modeling that fo r fixed filling ratio and length the proposed structure demonstrates 64% improvement in ultimate efficiency and current density compared to the conventional NW structures up to 300nm lattice constant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1877-1879
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781479932993
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 - Tampa, FL
Duration: 16 Jun 201321 Jun 2013

Other

Other39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
CityTampa, FL
Period16/6/1321/6/13

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Nanowires
Nanostructures
Solar cells
Photons
Silicon solar cells
Thick films
Light absorption
Lattice constants
Silver
Current density
Crystalline materials
Thin films
Silicon
Computer simulation
Costs

Keywords

  • Nanostructures
  • Photovoltaic
  • Subwavelength structures
  • Surface plasmon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Khalil, M. I., Rahman, A., Chowdhury, A. M., Amin, N., & Chang, G. K. (2013). Broadband photon harvesting capability enhancement with plasmonic inspired nanostructure based solar cell. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 1877-1879). [6744509] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744509

Broadband photon harvesting capability enhancement with plasmonic inspired nanostructure based solar cell. / Khalil, Md Ibrahim; Rahman, Atiqur; Chowdhury, Arshad M.; Amin, Nowshad; Chang, Gee Kung.

Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2013. p. 1877-1879 6744509.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Khalil, MI, Rahman, A, Chowdhury, AM, Amin, N & Chang, GK 2013, Broadband photon harvesting capability enhancement with plasmonic inspired nanostructure based solar cell. in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference., 6744509, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1877-1879, 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013, Tampa, FL, 16/6/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744509
Khalil MI, Rahman A, Chowdhury AM, Amin N, Chang GK. Broadband photon harvesting capability enhancement with plasmonic inspired nanostructure based solar cell. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2013. p. 1877-1879. 6744509 https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744509
Khalil, Md Ibrahim ; Rahman, Atiqur ; Chowdhury, Arshad M. ; Amin, Nowshad ; Chang, Gee Kung. / Broadband photon harvesting capability enhancement with plasmonic inspired nanostructure based solar cell. Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2013. pp. 1877-1879
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