Simulation of silicon thin-film solar cells for oblique incident waves

Conference contribution


Publication Details

Author(s): Jandl CA, Hertel K, Pflaum C, Stiebig H
Title edited volumes: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publisher: International Society for Optical Engineering; 1999
Publication year: 2011
Volume: 8065
Journal issue: 1
Conference Proceedings Title: Proceedings of SPIE
Pages range: 1-8
ISSN: 0277-786X


Abstract


To optimize the quantum efficiency (QE) and short-circuit current density (JSC) of silicon thin-film solar cells, one has to study the behavior of sunlight in these solar cells. Simulations are an adequate and economic method to analyze the optical properties of light caused by absorption and reflection. To this end a simulation tool is developed to take several demands into account. These include the analysis of perpendicular and oblique incident waves under E-, H- and circularly polarized light. Furthermore, the topology of the nanotextured interfaces influences the efficiency and therefore also the short-circuit current density. It is well known that a rough transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layer increases the efficiency of solar cells. Therefore, it is indispensable that various roughness profiles at the interfaces of the solar cell layers can be modeled in such a way that atomic force microscope (AFM) scan data can be integrated. Numerical calculations of Maxwell's equations based on the finite integration technique (FIT) and Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method are necessary to incorporate all these requirements. The simulations are performed in parallel on high performance computers (HPC) to meet the large computational requirements. © 2011 Copyright Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Hertel, Kai
Professur für Informatik (Numerische Simulation mit Höchstleistungsrechnern)
Jandl, Christine Angelika
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 10 (Systemsimulation)
Pflaum, Christoph Prof. Dr.
Professur für Informatik (Numerische Simulation mit Höchstleistungsrechnern)


Additional Organisation
Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies


How to cite

APA:
Jandl, C.A., Hertel, K., Pflaum, C., & Stiebig, H. (2011). Simulation of silicon thin-film solar cells for oblique incident waves. In Proceedings of SPIE (pp. 1-8). Strasbourg: International Society for Optical Engineering; 1999.

MLA:
Jandl, Christine Angelika, et al. "Simulation of silicon thin-film solar cells for oblique incident waves." Proceedings of the SPIE Eco-Photonics, Strasbourg International Society for Optical Engineering; 1999, 2011. 1-8.

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