Abstract

We numerically study coupling of light into silicon (Si) on glass using different square and hexagonal sinusoidal nanotextures. After describing sinusoidal nanotextures mathematically, we investigate how their design affects coupling of light into Si using a rigorous solver of Maxwell’s equations. We discuss nanotextures with periods between 350 nm and 1050 nm and aspect ratios up to 0.5. The maximally observed gain in the maximal achievable photocurrent density coupled into the Si absorber is 7.0 mA/cm2 and 3.6 mA/cm2 for a layer stack without and with additional antireflective silicon nitride layers, respectively. A promising application is the use as smooth anti-reflective coatings in liquid-phase crystallized Si thin-film solar cells.

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J. Govaerts, C. Trompoukis, H. S. Radhakrishnan, L. Tous, S. N. Granata, E. G. Carnemolla, R. Martini, A. Marchegiani, M. Karim, I. Sharlandziev, T. Bearda, V. Depauw, K. V. Nieuwenhuysen, I. Gordon, J. Szlufczik, and J. Poortmans, “Solar cells from epitaxial foils: An epifoil epiphany,” Energy Procedia 77, 871–880 (2015).
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[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Becker, V. Preidel, D. Amkreutz, J. Haschke, and B. Rech, “Double-side textured liquid phase crystallized silicon thin-film solar cells on imprinted glass,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 135, 2–7 (2015).
[Crossref]

T. Frijnts, S. Kühnapfel, S. Ring, O. Gabriel, S. Calnan, J. Haschke, B. Stannowski, B. Rech, and R. Schlatmann, “Analysis of photo-current potentials and losses in thin film crystalline silicon solar cells,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 143, 457–466 (2015).
[Crossref]

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. Prod’Homme, P. R. i. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi A 212, 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

H. Sai, T. Matsui, K. Saito, M. Kondo, and I. Yoshida, “Photocurrent enhancement in thin-film silicon solar cells by combination of anti-reflective sub-wavelength structures and light-trapping textures,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 23, 1572–1580 (2015).
[Crossref]

V. Preidel, D. Amkreutz, J. Haschke, M. Wollgarten, B. Rech, and C. Becker, “Balance of optical, structural, and electrical properties of textured liquid phase crystallized Si solar cells,” J. Appl. Phys. 117, 225306 (2015).
[Crossref]

X. Li, P.-C. Li, L. Ji, C. Stender, C. McPheeters, S. R. Tatavarti, K. Sablon, and E. T. Yu, “Subwavelength nanostructures integrated with polymer-packaged iii–v solar cells for omnidirectional, broad-spectrum improvement of photovoltaic performance,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 23, 1398–1405 (2015).
[Crossref]

2014 (5)

A. Ingenito, O. Isabella, and M. Zeman, “Experimental demonstration of 4n2 classical absorption limit in nan-otextured ultrathin solar cells with dielectric omnidirectional back reflector,” ACS Photonics 1, 270–278 (2014).
[Crossref]

A. Naqavi, F.-J. Haug, K. Söderström, C. Battaglia, V. Paeder, T. Scharf, H. P. Herzig, and C. Ballif, “Angular behavior of the absorption limit in thin film silicon solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 22, 1147–1158 (2014).
[Crossref]

C. Becker, P. Wyss, D. Eisenhauer, J. Probst, V. Preidel, M. Hammerschmidt, and S. Burger, “5 × 5 cm2 silicon photonic crystal slabs on glass and plastic foil exhibiting broadband absorption and high-intensity near-fields,” Sci. Rep. 4, 5886 (2014).
[Crossref]

D. Amkreutz, J. Haschke, T. Häring, F. Ruske, and B. Rech, “Conversion efficiency and process stability improvement of electron beam crystallized thin film silicon solar cells on glass,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 123, 13–16 (2014).
[Crossref]

J. Haschke, D. Amkreutz, L. Korte, F. Ruske, and B. Rech, “Towards wafer quality crystalline silicon thin-film solar cells on glass,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 128, 190–197 (2014).
[Crossref]

2013 (4)

C. Becker, D. Amkreutz, T. Sontheimer, V. Preidel, D. Lockau, J. Haschke, L. Jogschies, C. Klimm, J. Merkel, P. Plocica, S. Steffens, and B. Rech, “Polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells: status and perspectives,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 119, 112–123 (2013).
[Crossref]

S. Jeong, M. D. McGehee, and Y. Cui, “All-back-contact ultra-thin siliconnanocone solar cells with 13.7% power conversion efficiency,” Nat. Commun. 4, 2950 (2013).
[Crossref]

O. Isabella, S. Solntsev, D. Caratelli, and M. Zeman, “3-D optical modeling of thin-film silicon solar cells on diffraction gratings,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 21, 94–108 (2013).
[Crossref]

A. Mellor, H. Hauser, C. Wellens, J. Benick, J. Eisenlohr, M. Peters, A. Guttowski, I. Tobías, A. Martí, A. Luque, and B. Bläsi, “Nanoimprinted diffraction gratings for crystalline silicon solar cells: implementation, characteri-zation and simulation,” Opt. Express 21, A295–A304 (2013).
[Crossref]

2012 (4)

R. Peretti, G. Gomard, C. Seassal, X. Letartre, and E. Drouard, “Modal approach for tailoring the absorption in a photonic crystal membrane,” J. Appl. Phys. 111, 123114 (2012).
[Crossref]

A. J. Wolf, H. Hauser, V. Kübler, C. Walk, O. Hohn, and B. Bläsi, “Origination of nano- and microstructures on large areas by interference lithography,” Microelectron. Eng. 98, 293–296 (2012).
[Crossref]

J. H. Petermann, D. Zielke, J. Schmidt, F. Haase, E. G. Rojas, and R. Brendel, “19%-efficient and 43 µm-thick crystalline si solar cell from layer transfer using porous silicon,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 20, 1–5 (2012).
[Crossref]

F. Dross, K. Baert, T. Bearda, J. Deckers, V. Depauw, O. El Daif, I. Gordon, A. Gougam, J. Govaerts, S. Granata, R. Labie, X. Loozen, R. Martini, A. Masolin, B. O’Sullivan, Y. Qiu, J. Vaes, D. Van Gestel, J. Van Hoeymissen, A. Vanleenhove, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, S. Venkatachalam, M. Meuris, and J. Poortmans, “Crystalline thin-foil silicon solar cells: where crystalline quality meets thin-film processing,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 20, 770–784 (2012).
[Crossref]

2011 (1)

A. Mellor, I. Tobías, A. Martí, and A. Luque, “A numerical study of bi-periodic binary diffraction gratings for solar cell applications,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 95, 3527–3535 (2011).
[Crossref]

2007 (1)

J. Pomplun, S. Burger, L. Zschiedrich, and F. Schmidt, “Adaptive finite element method for simulation of optical nano structures,” Phys. Status Solidi B 244, 3419–3434 (2007).
[Crossref]

Abdo, I.

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. Prod’Homme, P. R. i. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi A 212, 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

Amkreutz, D.

C. Becker, V. Preidel, D. Amkreutz, J. Haschke, and B. Rech, “Double-side textured liquid phase crystallized silicon thin-film solar cells on imprinted glass,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 135, 2–7 (2015).
[Crossref]

V. Preidel, D. Amkreutz, J. Haschke, M. Wollgarten, B. Rech, and C. Becker, “Balance of optical, structural, and electrical properties of textured liquid phase crystallized Si solar cells,” J. Appl. Phys. 117, 225306 (2015).
[Crossref]

D. Amkreutz, J. Haschke, T. Häring, F. Ruske, and B. Rech, “Conversion efficiency and process stability improvement of electron beam crystallized thin film silicon solar cells on glass,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 123, 13–16 (2014).
[Crossref]

J. Haschke, D. Amkreutz, L. Korte, F. Ruske, and B. Rech, “Towards wafer quality crystalline silicon thin-film solar cells on glass,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 128, 190–197 (2014).
[Crossref]

C. Becker, D. Amkreutz, T. Sontheimer, V. Preidel, D. Lockau, J. Haschke, L. Jogschies, C. Klimm, J. Merkel, P. Plocica, S. Steffens, and B. Rech, “Polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells: status and perspectives,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 119, 112–123 (2013).
[Crossref]

Baert, K.

F. Dross, K. Baert, T. Bearda, J. Deckers, V. Depauw, O. El Daif, I. Gordon, A. Gougam, J. Govaerts, S. Granata, R. Labie, X. Loozen, R. Martini, A. Masolin, B. O’Sullivan, Y. Qiu, J. Vaes, D. Van Gestel, J. Van Hoeymissen, A. Vanleenhove, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, S. Venkatachalam, M. Meuris, and J. Poortmans, “Crystalline thin-foil silicon solar cells: where crystalline quality meets thin-film processing,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 20, 770–784 (2012).
[Crossref]

Ballif, C.

A. Naqavi, F.-J. Haug, K. Söderström, C. Battaglia, V. Paeder, T. Scharf, H. P. Herzig, and C. Ballif, “Angular behavior of the absorption limit in thin film silicon solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 22, 1147–1158 (2014).
[Crossref]

Battaglia, C.

A. Naqavi, F.-J. Haug, K. Söderström, C. Battaglia, V. Paeder, T. Scharf, H. P. Herzig, and C. Ballif, “Angular behavior of the absorption limit in thin film silicon solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 22, 1147–1158 (2014).
[Crossref]

Bearda, T.

J. Govaerts, C. Trompoukis, H. S. Radhakrishnan, L. Tous, S. N. Granata, E. G. Carnemolla, R. Martini, A. Marchegiani, M. Karim, I. Sharlandziev, T. Bearda, V. Depauw, K. V. Nieuwenhuysen, I. Gordon, J. Szlufczik, and J. Poortmans, “Solar cells from epitaxial foils: An epifoil epiphany,” Energy Procedia 77, 871–880 (2015).
[Crossref]

F. Dross, K. Baert, T. Bearda, J. Deckers, V. Depauw, O. El Daif, I. Gordon, A. Gougam, J. Govaerts, S. Granata, R. Labie, X. Loozen, R. Martini, A. Masolin, B. O’Sullivan, Y. Qiu, J. Vaes, D. Van Gestel, J. Van Hoeymissen, A. Vanleenhove, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, S. Venkatachalam, M. Meuris, and J. Poortmans, “Crystalline thin-foil silicon solar cells: where crystalline quality meets thin-film processing,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 20, 770–784 (2012).
[Crossref]

Becker, C.

C. Becker, V. Preidel, D. Amkreutz, J. Haschke, and B. Rech, “Double-side textured liquid phase crystallized silicon thin-film solar cells on imprinted glass,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 135, 2–7 (2015).
[Crossref]

V. Preidel, D. Amkreutz, J. Haschke, M. Wollgarten, B. Rech, and C. Becker, “Balance of optical, structural, and electrical properties of textured liquid phase crystallized Si solar cells,” J. Appl. Phys. 117, 225306 (2015).
[Crossref]

C. Becker, P. Wyss, D. Eisenhauer, J. Probst, V. Preidel, M. Hammerschmidt, and S. Burger, “5 × 5 cm2 silicon photonic crystal slabs on glass and plastic foil exhibiting broadband absorption and high-intensity near-fields,” Sci. Rep. 4, 5886 (2014).
[Crossref]

C. Becker, D. Amkreutz, T. Sontheimer, V. Preidel, D. Lockau, J. Haschke, L. Jogschies, C. Klimm, J. Merkel, P. Plocica, S. Steffens, and B. Rech, “Polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells: status and perspectives,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 119, 112–123 (2013).
[Crossref]

Benick, J.

Bläsi, B.

Boriskina, S. V.

M. S. Branham, W.-C. Hsu, S. Yerci, J. Loomis, S. V. Boriskina, B. R. Hoard, S. E. Han, and G. Chen, “15.7% efficient 10-µm-thick crystalline silicon solar cells using periodic nanostructures,” Adv. Mater. 27, 2182–2188 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Branham, M. S.

M. S. Branham, W.-C. Hsu, S. Yerci, J. Loomis, S. V. Boriskina, B. R. Hoard, S. E. Han, and G. Chen, “15.7% efficient 10-µm-thick crystalline silicon solar cells using periodic nanostructures,” Adv. Mater. 27, 2182–2188 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Brendel, R.

J. H. Petermann, D. Zielke, J. Schmidt, F. Haase, E. G. Rojas, and R. Brendel, “19%-efficient and 43 µm-thick crystalline si solar cell from layer transfer using porous silicon,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 20, 1–5 (2012).
[Crossref]

Burger, S.

C. Becker, P. Wyss, D. Eisenhauer, J. Probst, V. Preidel, M. Hammerschmidt, and S. Burger, “5 × 5 cm2 silicon photonic crystal slabs on glass and plastic foil exhibiting broadband absorption and high-intensity near-fields,” Sci. Rep. 4, 5886 (2014).
[Crossref]

J. Pomplun, S. Burger, L. Zschiedrich, and F. Schmidt, “Adaptive finite element method for simulation of optical nano structures,” Phys. Status Solidi B 244, 3419–3434 (2007).
[Crossref]

Cabarrocas, P. R. i.

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. Prod’Homme, P. R. i. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi A 212, 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

Calnan, S.

T. Frijnts, S. Kühnapfel, S. Ring, O. Gabriel, S. Calnan, J. Haschke, B. Stannowski, B. Rech, and R. Schlatmann, “Analysis of photo-current potentials and losses in thin film crystalline silicon solar cells,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 143, 457–466 (2015).
[Crossref]

Caratelli, D.

O. Isabella, S. Solntsev, D. Caratelli, and M. Zeman, “3-D optical modeling of thin-film silicon solar cells on diffraction gratings,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 21, 94–108 (2013).
[Crossref]

Cariou, R.

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. Prod’Homme, P. R. i. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi A 212, 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

Carnemolla, E. G.

J. Govaerts, C. Trompoukis, H. S. Radhakrishnan, L. Tous, S. N. Granata, E. G. Carnemolla, R. Martini, A. Marchegiani, M. Karim, I. Sharlandziev, T. Bearda, V. Depauw, K. V. Nieuwenhuysen, I. Gordon, J. Szlufczik, and J. Poortmans, “Solar cells from epitaxial foils: An epifoil epiphany,” Energy Procedia 77, 871–880 (2015).
[Crossref]

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V. Preidel, D. Amkreutz, J. Haschke, M. Wollgarten, B. Rech, and C. Becker, “Balance of optical, structural, and electrical properties of textured liquid phase crystallized Si solar cells,” J. Appl. Phys. 117, 225306 (2015).
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J. Haschke, D. Amkreutz, L. Korte, F. Ruske, and B. Rech, “Towards wafer quality crystalline silicon thin-film solar cells on glass,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 128, 190–197 (2014).
[Crossref]

D. Amkreutz, J. Haschke, T. Häring, F. Ruske, and B. Rech, “Conversion efficiency and process stability improvement of electron beam crystallized thin film silicon solar cells on glass,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 123, 13–16 (2014).
[Crossref]

C. Becker, D. Amkreutz, T. Sontheimer, V. Preidel, D. Lockau, J. Haschke, L. Jogschies, C. Klimm, J. Merkel, P. Plocica, S. Steffens, and B. Rech, “Polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells: status and perspectives,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 119, 112–123 (2013).
[Crossref]

Ring, S.

T. Frijnts, S. Kühnapfel, S. Ring, O. Gabriel, S. Calnan, J. Haschke, B. Stannowski, B. Rech, and R. Schlatmann, “Analysis of photo-current potentials and losses in thin film crystalline silicon solar cells,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 143, 457–466 (2015).
[Crossref]

Rojas, E. G.

J. H. Petermann, D. Zielke, J. Schmidt, F. Haase, E. G. Rojas, and R. Brendel, “19%-efficient and 43 µm-thick crystalline si solar cell from layer transfer using porous silicon,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 20, 1–5 (2012).
[Crossref]

Ruske, F.

J. Haschke, D. Amkreutz, L. Korte, F. Ruske, and B. Rech, “Towards wafer quality crystalline silicon thin-film solar cells on glass,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 128, 190–197 (2014).
[Crossref]

D. Amkreutz, J. Haschke, T. Häring, F. Ruske, and B. Rech, “Conversion efficiency and process stability improvement of electron beam crystallized thin film silicon solar cells on glass,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 123, 13–16 (2014).
[Crossref]

Sablon, K.

X. Li, P.-C. Li, L. Ji, C. Stender, C. McPheeters, S. R. Tatavarti, K. Sablon, and E. T. Yu, “Subwavelength nanostructures integrated with polymer-packaged iii–v solar cells for omnidirectional, broad-spectrum improvement of photovoltaic performance,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 23, 1398–1405 (2015).
[Crossref]

Sai, H.

H. Sai, T. Matsui, K. Saito, M. Kondo, and I. Yoshida, “Photocurrent enhancement in thin-film silicon solar cells by combination of anti-reflective sub-wavelength structures and light-trapping textures,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 23, 1572–1580 (2015).
[Crossref]

Saito, K.

H. Sai, T. Matsui, K. Saito, M. Kondo, and I. Yoshida, “Photocurrent enhancement in thin-film silicon solar cells by combination of anti-reflective sub-wavelength structures and light-trapping textures,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 23, 1572–1580 (2015).
[Crossref]

Scharf, T.

A. Naqavi, F.-J. Haug, K. Söderström, C. Battaglia, V. Paeder, T. Scharf, H. P. Herzig, and C. Ballif, “Angular behavior of the absorption limit in thin film silicon solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 22, 1147–1158 (2014).
[Crossref]

Schlatmann, R.

T. Frijnts, S. Kühnapfel, S. Ring, O. Gabriel, S. Calnan, J. Haschke, B. Stannowski, B. Rech, and R. Schlatmann, “Analysis of photo-current potentials and losses in thin film crystalline silicon solar cells,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 143, 457–466 (2015).
[Crossref]

Schmidt, F.

J. Pomplun, S. Burger, L. Zschiedrich, and F. Schmidt, “Adaptive finite element method for simulation of optical nano structures,” Phys. Status Solidi B 244, 3419–3434 (2007).
[Crossref]

Schmidt, J.

J. H. Petermann, D. Zielke, J. Schmidt, F. Haase, E. G. Rojas, and R. Brendel, “19%-efficient and 43 µm-thick crystalline si solar cell from layer transfer using porous silicon,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 20, 1–5 (2012).
[Crossref]

Seassal, C.

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. Prod’Homme, P. R. i. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi A 212, 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

R. Peretti, G. Gomard, C. Seassal, X. Letartre, and E. Drouard, “Modal approach for tailoring the absorption in a photonic crystal membrane,” J. Appl. Phys. 111, 123114 (2012).
[Crossref]

Sharlandziev, I.

J. Govaerts, C. Trompoukis, H. S. Radhakrishnan, L. Tous, S. N. Granata, E. G. Carnemolla, R. Martini, A. Marchegiani, M. Karim, I. Sharlandziev, T. Bearda, V. Depauw, K. V. Nieuwenhuysen, I. Gordon, J. Szlufczik, and J. Poortmans, “Solar cells from epitaxial foils: An epifoil epiphany,” Energy Procedia 77, 871–880 (2015).
[Crossref]

Söderström, K.

A. Naqavi, F.-J. Haug, K. Söderström, C. Battaglia, V. Paeder, T. Scharf, H. P. Herzig, and C. Ballif, “Angular behavior of the absorption limit in thin film silicon solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 22, 1147–1158 (2014).
[Crossref]

Solntsev, S.

O. Isabella, S. Solntsev, D. Caratelli, and M. Zeman, “3-D optical modeling of thin-film silicon solar cells on diffraction gratings,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 21, 94–108 (2013).
[Crossref]

Sontheimer, T.

C. Becker, D. Amkreutz, T. Sontheimer, V. Preidel, D. Lockau, J. Haschke, L. Jogschies, C. Klimm, J. Merkel, P. Plocica, S. Steffens, and B. Rech, “Polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells: status and perspectives,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 119, 112–123 (2013).
[Crossref]

Stannowski, B.

T. Frijnts, S. Kühnapfel, S. Ring, O. Gabriel, S. Calnan, J. Haschke, B. Stannowski, B. Rech, and R. Schlatmann, “Analysis of photo-current potentials and losses in thin film crystalline silicon solar cells,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 143, 457–466 (2015).
[Crossref]

Steffens, S.

C. Becker, D. Amkreutz, T. Sontheimer, V. Preidel, D. Lockau, J. Haschke, L. Jogschies, C. Klimm, J. Merkel, P. Plocica, S. Steffens, and B. Rech, “Polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells: status and perspectives,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 119, 112–123 (2013).
[Crossref]

Stender, C.

X. Li, P.-C. Li, L. Ji, C. Stender, C. McPheeters, S. R. Tatavarti, K. Sablon, and E. T. Yu, “Subwavelength nanostructures integrated with polymer-packaged iii–v solar cells for omnidirectional, broad-spectrum improvement of photovoltaic performance,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 23, 1398–1405 (2015).
[Crossref]

Szlufczik, J.

J. Govaerts, C. Trompoukis, H. S. Radhakrishnan, L. Tous, S. N. Granata, E. G. Carnemolla, R. Martini, A. Marchegiani, M. Karim, I. Sharlandziev, T. Bearda, V. Depauw, K. V. Nieuwenhuysen, I. Gordon, J. Szlufczik, and J. Poortmans, “Solar cells from epitaxial foils: An epifoil epiphany,” Energy Procedia 77, 871–880 (2015).
[Crossref]

Tatavarti, S. R.

X. Li, P.-C. Li, L. Ji, C. Stender, C. McPheeters, S. R. Tatavarti, K. Sablon, and E. T. Yu, “Subwavelength nanostructures integrated with polymer-packaged iii–v solar cells for omnidirectional, broad-spectrum improvement of photovoltaic performance,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 23, 1398–1405 (2015).
[Crossref]

Tobías, I.

Tous, L.

J. Govaerts, C. Trompoukis, H. S. Radhakrishnan, L. Tous, S. N. Granata, E. G. Carnemolla, R. Martini, A. Marchegiani, M. Karim, I. Sharlandziev, T. Bearda, V. Depauw, K. V. Nieuwenhuysen, I. Gordon, J. Szlufczik, and J. Poortmans, “Solar cells from epitaxial foils: An epifoil epiphany,” Energy Procedia 77, 871–880 (2015).
[Crossref]

Trompoukis, C.

J. Govaerts, C. Trompoukis, H. S. Radhakrishnan, L. Tous, S. N. Granata, E. G. Carnemolla, R. Martini, A. Marchegiani, M. Karim, I. Sharlandziev, T. Bearda, V. Depauw, K. V. Nieuwenhuysen, I. Gordon, J. Szlufczik, and J. Poortmans, “Solar cells from epitaxial foils: An epifoil epiphany,” Energy Procedia 77, 871–880 (2015).
[Crossref]

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. Prod’Homme, P. R. i. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi A 212, 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

Vaes, J.

F. Dross, K. Baert, T. Bearda, J. Deckers, V. Depauw, O. El Daif, I. Gordon, A. Gougam, J. Govaerts, S. Granata, R. Labie, X. Loozen, R. Martini, A. Masolin, B. O’Sullivan, Y. Qiu, J. Vaes, D. Van Gestel, J. Van Hoeymissen, A. Vanleenhove, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, S. Venkatachalam, M. Meuris, and J. Poortmans, “Crystalline thin-foil silicon solar cells: where crystalline quality meets thin-film processing,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 20, 770–784 (2012).
[Crossref]

Van Gestel, D.

F. Dross, K. Baert, T. Bearda, J. Deckers, V. Depauw, O. El Daif, I. Gordon, A. Gougam, J. Govaerts, S. Granata, R. Labie, X. Loozen, R. Martini, A. Masolin, B. O’Sullivan, Y. Qiu, J. Vaes, D. Van Gestel, J. Van Hoeymissen, A. Vanleenhove, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, S. Venkatachalam, M. Meuris, and J. Poortmans, “Crystalline thin-foil silicon solar cells: where crystalline quality meets thin-film processing,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 20, 770–784 (2012).
[Crossref]

Van Hoeymissen, J.

F. Dross, K. Baert, T. Bearda, J. Deckers, V. Depauw, O. El Daif, I. Gordon, A. Gougam, J. Govaerts, S. Granata, R. Labie, X. Loozen, R. Martini, A. Masolin, B. O’Sullivan, Y. Qiu, J. Vaes, D. Van Gestel, J. Van Hoeymissen, A. Vanleenhove, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, S. Venkatachalam, M. Meuris, and J. Poortmans, “Crystalline thin-foil silicon solar cells: where crystalline quality meets thin-film processing,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 20, 770–784 (2012).
[Crossref]

Van Nieuwenhuysen, K.

F. Dross, K. Baert, T. Bearda, J. Deckers, V. Depauw, O. El Daif, I. Gordon, A. Gougam, J. Govaerts, S. Granata, R. Labie, X. Loozen, R. Martini, A. Masolin, B. O’Sullivan, Y. Qiu, J. Vaes, D. Van Gestel, J. Van Hoeymissen, A. Vanleenhove, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, S. Venkatachalam, M. Meuris, and J. Poortmans, “Crystalline thin-foil silicon solar cells: where crystalline quality meets thin-film processing,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 20, 770–784 (2012).
[Crossref]

Vanleenhove, A.

F. Dross, K. Baert, T. Bearda, J. Deckers, V. Depauw, O. El Daif, I. Gordon, A. Gougam, J. Govaerts, S. Granata, R. Labie, X. Loozen, R. Martini, A. Masolin, B. O’Sullivan, Y. Qiu, J. Vaes, D. Van Gestel, J. Van Hoeymissen, A. Vanleenhove, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, S. Venkatachalam, M. Meuris, and J. Poortmans, “Crystalline thin-foil silicon solar cells: where crystalline quality meets thin-film processing,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 20, 770–784 (2012).
[Crossref]

Venkatachalam, S.

F. Dross, K. Baert, T. Bearda, J. Deckers, V. Depauw, O. El Daif, I. Gordon, A. Gougam, J. Govaerts, S. Granata, R. Labie, X. Loozen, R. Martini, A. Masolin, B. O’Sullivan, Y. Qiu, J. Vaes, D. Van Gestel, J. Van Hoeymissen, A. Vanleenhove, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, S. Venkatachalam, M. Meuris, and J. Poortmans, “Crystalline thin-foil silicon solar cells: where crystalline quality meets thin-film processing,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 20, 770–784 (2012).
[Crossref]

Walk, C.

A. J. Wolf, H. Hauser, V. Kübler, C. Walk, O. Hohn, and B. Bläsi, “Origination of nano- and microstructures on large areas by interference lithography,” Microelectron. Eng. 98, 293–296 (2012).
[Crossref]

Wellens, C.

Wolf, A. J.

A. J. Wolf, H. Hauser, V. Kübler, C. Walk, O. Hohn, and B. Bläsi, “Origination of nano- and microstructures on large areas by interference lithography,” Microelectron. Eng. 98, 293–296 (2012).
[Crossref]

Wollgarten, M.

V. Preidel, D. Amkreutz, J. Haschke, M. Wollgarten, B. Rech, and C. Becker, “Balance of optical, structural, and electrical properties of textured liquid phase crystallized Si solar cells,” J. Appl. Phys. 117, 225306 (2015).
[Crossref]

Wyss, P.

C. Becker, P. Wyss, D. Eisenhauer, J. Probst, V. Preidel, M. Hammerschmidt, and S. Burger, “5 × 5 cm2 silicon photonic crystal slabs on glass and plastic foil exhibiting broadband absorption and high-intensity near-fields,” Sci. Rep. 4, 5886 (2014).
[Crossref]

Yerci, S.

M. S. Branham, W.-C. Hsu, S. Yerci, J. Loomis, S. V. Boriskina, B. R. Hoard, S. E. Han, and G. Chen, “15.7% efficient 10-µm-thick crystalline silicon solar cells using periodic nanostructures,” Adv. Mater. 27, 2182–2188 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Yoshida, I.

H. Sai, T. Matsui, K. Saito, M. Kondo, and I. Yoshida, “Photocurrent enhancement in thin-film silicon solar cells by combination of anti-reflective sub-wavelength structures and light-trapping textures,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 23, 1572–1580 (2015).
[Crossref]

Yu, E. T.

X. Li, P.-C. Li, L. Ji, C. Stender, C. McPheeters, S. R. Tatavarti, K. Sablon, and E. T. Yu, “Subwavelength nanostructures integrated with polymer-packaged iii–v solar cells for omnidirectional, broad-spectrum improvement of photovoltaic performance,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 23, 1398–1405 (2015).
[Crossref]

Zeman, M.

A. Ingenito, O. Isabella, and M. Zeman, “Experimental demonstration of 4n2 classical absorption limit in nan-otextured ultrathin solar cells with dielectric omnidirectional back reflector,” ACS Photonics 1, 270–278 (2014).
[Crossref]

O. Isabella, S. Solntsev, D. Caratelli, and M. Zeman, “3-D optical modeling of thin-film silicon solar cells on diffraction gratings,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 21, 94–108 (2013).
[Crossref]

Zielke, D.

J. H. Petermann, D. Zielke, J. Schmidt, F. Haase, E. G. Rojas, and R. Brendel, “19%-efficient and 43 µm-thick crystalline si solar cell from layer transfer using porous silicon,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 20, 1–5 (2012).
[Crossref]

Zschiedrich, L.

J. Pomplun, S. Burger, L. Zschiedrich, and F. Schmidt, “Adaptive finite element method for simulation of optical nano structures,” Phys. Status Solidi B 244, 3419–3434 (2007).
[Crossref]

ACS Photonics (1)

A. Ingenito, O. Isabella, and M. Zeman, “Experimental demonstration of 4n2 classical absorption limit in nan-otextured ultrathin solar cells with dielectric omnidirectional back reflector,” ACS Photonics 1, 270–278 (2014).
[Crossref]

Adv. Mater. (1)

M. S. Branham, W.-C. Hsu, S. Yerci, J. Loomis, S. V. Boriskina, B. R. Hoard, S. E. Han, and G. Chen, “15.7% efficient 10-µm-thick crystalline silicon solar cells using periodic nanostructures,” Adv. Mater. 27, 2182–2188 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Energy Procedia (1)

J. Govaerts, C. Trompoukis, H. S. Radhakrishnan, L. Tous, S. N. Granata, E. G. Carnemolla, R. Martini, A. Marchegiani, M. Karim, I. Sharlandziev, T. Bearda, V. Depauw, K. V. Nieuwenhuysen, I. Gordon, J. Szlufczik, and J. Poortmans, “Solar cells from epitaxial foils: An epifoil epiphany,” Energy Procedia 77, 871–880 (2015).
[Crossref]

J. Appl. Phys. (2)

R. Peretti, G. Gomard, C. Seassal, X. Letartre, and E. Drouard, “Modal approach for tailoring the absorption in a photonic crystal membrane,” J. Appl. Phys. 111, 123114 (2012).
[Crossref]

V. Preidel, D. Amkreutz, J. Haschke, M. Wollgarten, B. Rech, and C. Becker, “Balance of optical, structural, and electrical properties of textured liquid phase crystallized Si solar cells,” J. Appl. Phys. 117, 225306 (2015).
[Crossref]

Microelectron. Eng. (1)

A. J. Wolf, H. Hauser, V. Kübler, C. Walk, O. Hohn, and B. Bläsi, “Origination of nano- and microstructures on large areas by interference lithography,” Microelectron. Eng. 98, 293–296 (2012).
[Crossref]

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S. Jeong, M. D. McGehee, and Y. Cui, “All-back-contact ultra-thin siliconnanocone solar cells with 13.7% power conversion efficiency,” Nat. Commun. 4, 2950 (2013).
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Phys. Status Solidi A (1)

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. Prod’Homme, P. R. i. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi A 212, 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

Phys. Status Solidi B (1)

J. Pomplun, S. Burger, L. Zschiedrich, and F. Schmidt, “Adaptive finite element method for simulation of optical nano structures,” Phys. Status Solidi B 244, 3419–3434 (2007).
[Crossref]

Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. (6)

A. Naqavi, F.-J. Haug, K. Söderström, C. Battaglia, V. Paeder, T. Scharf, H. P. Herzig, and C. Ballif, “Angular behavior of the absorption limit in thin film silicon solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 22, 1147–1158 (2014).
[Crossref]

X. Li, P.-C. Li, L. Ji, C. Stender, C. McPheeters, S. R. Tatavarti, K. Sablon, and E. T. Yu, “Subwavelength nanostructures integrated with polymer-packaged iii–v solar cells for omnidirectional, broad-spectrum improvement of photovoltaic performance,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 23, 1398–1405 (2015).
[Crossref]

O. Isabella, S. Solntsev, D. Caratelli, and M. Zeman, “3-D optical modeling of thin-film silicon solar cells on diffraction gratings,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 21, 94–108 (2013).
[Crossref]

H. Sai, T. Matsui, K. Saito, M. Kondo, and I. Yoshida, “Photocurrent enhancement in thin-film silicon solar cells by combination of anti-reflective sub-wavelength structures and light-trapping textures,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 23, 1572–1580 (2015).
[Crossref]

J. H. Petermann, D. Zielke, J. Schmidt, F. Haase, E. G. Rojas, and R. Brendel, “19%-efficient and 43 µm-thick crystalline si solar cell from layer transfer using porous silicon,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 20, 1–5 (2012).
[Crossref]

F. Dross, K. Baert, T. Bearda, J. Deckers, V. Depauw, O. El Daif, I. Gordon, A. Gougam, J. Govaerts, S. Granata, R. Labie, X. Loozen, R. Martini, A. Masolin, B. O’Sullivan, Y. Qiu, J. Vaes, D. Van Gestel, J. Van Hoeymissen, A. Vanleenhove, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, S. Venkatachalam, M. Meuris, and J. Poortmans, “Crystalline thin-foil silicon solar cells: where crystalline quality meets thin-film processing,” Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 20, 770–784 (2012).
[Crossref]

Sci. Rep. (1)

C. Becker, P. Wyss, D. Eisenhauer, J. Probst, V. Preidel, M. Hammerschmidt, and S. Burger, “5 × 5 cm2 silicon photonic crystal slabs on glass and plastic foil exhibiting broadband absorption and high-intensity near-fields,” Sci. Rep. 4, 5886 (2014).
[Crossref]

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C. Becker, D. Amkreutz, T. Sontheimer, V. Preidel, D. Lockau, J. Haschke, L. Jogschies, C. Klimm, J. Merkel, P. Plocica, S. Steffens, and B. Rech, “Polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells: status and perspectives,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 119, 112–123 (2013).
[Crossref]

D. Amkreutz, J. Haschke, T. Häring, F. Ruske, and B. Rech, “Conversion efficiency and process stability improvement of electron beam crystallized thin film silicon solar cells on glass,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 123, 13–16 (2014).
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J. Haschke, D. Amkreutz, L. Korte, F. Ruske, and B. Rech, “Towards wafer quality crystalline silicon thin-film solar cells on glass,” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C. 128, 190–197 (2014).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Illustrating different sinusoidal gratings in a 3D (top) and a contour plot representation (bottom): (a) a square lattice constructed according to Eq. (1). Three hexagonal lattices constructed according to Eq. (3) for different structure phases ϕ: (b) a positive cosine lattice (“cos”) with ϕ = 0, (c) a sine lattice (“sin”) with ϕ = π/2, and (d) a negative cosine lattice (“−cos”) with ϕ = π. The red quadrilaterals enclose the unit cell.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 The layer stack and the mesh used in this work shown for a positive cosine (“cos”) texture with P = 500 nm and h = 250 nm, (a) for the simple layer stack and (b) a layer stack with additional antireflective (AR) SiOx and SiNx layers.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Simulation results for the simple layer stack without AR layers [see Fig. 2(a)] for the four different geometries presented in Fig. 1 and a constant aspect ratio of a = h/P = 0.5. (a) The maximum achievable current density J ph max for five different periods and (b) the spectra of the in-coupled light for the three hexagonal structures and P = 500 nm are shown. A flat reference and, in (a), the current achieved with full absorption are shown as well. All results are corrected for the reflection loss at the air-glass interface (about 4%).
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Fig. 4 The imaginary part of the electric field energy density 1 4 ( E D * ), which is proportional to the absorbed power density. The simulation results are shown for the simple layer stack for the three hexagonal geometries with P = 500 nm and h = 250 nm at λ = 500 nm along cross sections through the unit cells, as they are depicted in Figs. 1(b)–1(d).
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Fig. 5 (a) The number of diffracted channels reflected back into the glass for a period of P = 500 nm at 330 nm, 380 nm, 650 nm and 1050 nm. To relate these results to the fraction coupled into Si (FCiSi) shown in Fig. 3(b), the curve for the negative cosine (“−cos”) is shown as well. (b) The reciprocal lattice of a hexagonal lattice with period P. The nearest, second-nearest and third-nearest neighbors of an arbitrary point are depicted, which correspond to the first, second and third diffraction orders, respectively.
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Fig. 6 The maximum achievable photocurrent densitiy J ph max multiplied with 1/cosθglass for oblique incidence in the simple layer stack for a negative cosine geometry (“−cos”) with P = 500 nm and h = 250 nm and for a flat layer stack.
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Fig. 7 (a) J ph max and (b) fraction of light coupled into Si for the simple layer stack and the complex layer stack with additional AR layers. The results are shown for the negative cosine geometry (P = 500 nm) for different aspect ratios a (or structure heights h).

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f s q ( x , y ) = cos x cos y ,
x 2 π P x , y 2 π P y .
f hex ( x , y ) = cos [ 1 2 ( x + 3 y ) ] cos [ 1 2 ( x 3 y ) ] cos ( x + ϕ ) ,
x 2 π 3 P x , y 2 π 3 P y .
min ( f hex , ϕ ) = 1 4 [ cos ϕ 3 sin ( ϕ 3 + π 6 ) ] ,
min ( f hex , ϕ ) = 1 4 [ cos ϕ + 3 cos ( ϕ 3 ) ] .
h min max ( ϕ ) : = max ( f hex , ϕ ) max ( f hex , ϕ ) = 3 3 4 sin ( ϕ 3 + π 3 ) .
J ph max = e λ 1 λ 2 A inc ( λ ) Φ AM 1.5 ( λ ) cos θ in d λ ,
A inc = 1 P in V ( Si ) S n d A ,
g 1 = 4 π 3 P ( 1 2 , 3 2 ) , g 2 = 4 π 3 P ( 1 2 , + 3 2 )
k 1 = | g 1 | = | g 2 | = 4 π 3 P g , k 2 = 3 g , k 3 = 2 g .
sin θ i = k i k = k i = λ 2 π n ,
λ i = 2 π n k i = .

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