Highly transmissive luminescent down-shifting layers filled with phosphor particles for photovoltaics

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Solodovnyk A, Forberich K, Stern E, Krc J, Topic M, Batentschuk M, Lipovsek B, Brabec C
Journal: Optical Materials Express
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Publication year: 2015
Volume: 5
Journal issue: 6
Pages range: 1296-1305
ISSN: 2159-3930
Language: English


Abstract


We study the optical properties of polymer layers filled with phosphor particles in two aspects. First, we used two different polymer binders with refractive indices n = 1.46 and n = 1.61 (λ = 600 nm) to study the influence of Δn with the phosphor particles (n = 1.81). Second, we prepared two particle size distributions D = 12 μm and D = 19 μm. The particles were dispersed in both polymer binders in several volume concentrations and coated with thicknesses of 150-600 μm onto glass substrates. Experimental results and numerical simulations show that the layers of the higher refractive index binder with larger particles result in the highest optical transmittance in the visible light spectrum. Finally, we used numerical simulations to determine optimal layer composition for application in realistic photovoltaic devices.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Batentschuk, Miroslaw PD Dr.-Ing.
Forberich, Karen Dr.
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Brabec, Christoph Prof. Dr.
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Solodovnyk, Anastasiia
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)


Additional Organisation
Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies


External institutions with authors

Bayerisches Zentrum für Angewandte Energieforschung e.V. (ZAE Bayern)
University of Ljubljana (UL) / Univerza v Ljubljani


How to cite

APA:
Solodovnyk, A., Forberich, K., Stern, E., Krc, J., Topic, M., Batentschuk, M.,... Brabec, C. (2015). Highly transmissive luminescent down-shifting layers filled with phosphor particles for photovoltaics. Optical Materials Express, 5(6), 1296-1305. https://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.5.001296

MLA:
Solodovnyk, Anastasiia, et al. "Highly transmissive luminescent down-shifting layers filled with phosphor particles for photovoltaics." Optical Materials Express 5.6 (2015): 1296-1305.

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