Geometric improvements on solar cells for reducing reflections


KARAOSMANOGLU B., BICE B. N. , ERGÜL Ö. S.

2019 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2019, Georgia, United States Of America, 7 - 12 July 2019, pp.1055-1056 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/apusncursinrsm.2019.8889186
  • City: Georgia
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.1055-1056

Abstract

© 2019 IEEE.We present horn-shaped cavities in order to improve the efficiency of energy harvesting in solar cells with traditional materials. Nano-cavities, which are already used for this purpose in the literature, are generally based on the principles of ray optics, while their sizes are in fact comparable to wavelength. Inspired by their effectiveness at radio and microwave frequencies, we design horn-shaped cavities that can effectively trap light and reduce reflections. Based on electromagnetic responses of initial structures, horn geometries are further optimized to minimize reflections and improve absorption efficiency. Numerical results demonstrate excellent performances of the designed cavities, which may even eliminate need for matching layers.