Introduction to Light Trapping in Solar Cell and Photo-detector Devices
  • Author : Stephen Fonash
  • Release Date : 15 September 2014
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 13 : 9780124166370

Download or read book entitled Introduction to Light Trapping in Solar Cell and Photo-detector Devices written by Stephen Fonash and published by Elsevier online. This book was released on 15 September 2014 with total pages 76. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New Approaches to Light Trapping in Solar Cell Devices discusses in detail the use of photonic and plasmonic effects for light trapping in solar cells. It compares and contrasts texturing, the current method of light-trapping design in solar cells, with emerging approaches employing photonic and plasmonic phenomena. These new light trapping methods reduce the amount of absorber required in a solar cell, promising significant cost reduction and efficiency. This book highlights potential advantages of photonics and plasmonics and describes design optimization using computer modeling of these approaches. Its discussion of ultimate efficiency possibilities in solar cells is grounded in a review of the Shockley-Queisser analysis; this includes an in-depth examination of recent analyses building on that seminal work.