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Plasmonic effects in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells with metal back contacts.
Plasmonic effects in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells with randomly textured metal back contact were investigated experimentally and numerically. The influence of different metal back contactsExpand
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Modelling of infrared optical constants for polycrystalline low pressure chemical vapour deposition ZnO:B films
Doped zinc oxide films are of high interest in thin film solar cell technology for application as transparent conducting oxide. Rapid and detailed characterisation of ZnO thin film properties isExpand
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Tuning the plasmonic absorption of metal reflectors by zinc oxide nano particles: Application in thin film solar cells
The short circuit current and conversion efficiency of silicon thin film solar cells can be increased by efficient light trapping. The short circuit current is maximized if the metal back contact ofExpand
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Near-field investigation of THz surface-wave emission from optically excited graphite flakes.
THz emission from an unbiased graphite flake after optical sub-ps pulse inter-band excitation is measured using a novel micro-machined photoconductive probe-tip. Oscillatory behavior of the measuredExpand
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Influence of back contact roughness on light trapping and plasmonic losses of randomly textured amorphous silicon thin film solar cells
The influence of nanotextured metallic back contacts on light trapping and plasmonic losses of amorphous silicon solar cells was investigated. The optical losses of the back contact are determined byExpand
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Light trapping and plasmonic effects in amorphous and microcrystalline silicon solar cells on randomly textured substrates
Light trapping and plasmonic effects in silicon thin-film solar cells were investigated experimentally and numerically. The performances of microcrystalline and amorphous silicon solar cells stronglyExpand
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