A Great Solar Cell Also Needs to be a Great LED: External Fluorescence Leads to New Efficiency Record

Eli Yablonovitch, Owen D. Miller, Sarah R. Kurtz

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

13 Scopus Citations

Abstract

Counter-intuitively, efficient external fluorescence is a necessity for achieving the highest possible solar cell efficiency. Why would a solar cell, which is intended to absorb light, benefit from emitting light? Although it is tempting to equate light emission with loss, paradoxically, light emission actually improves the opencircuit voltage, and the efficiency.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages9-11
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event153rd Nobel Symposium on Nanoscale Energy Converters - Orenas Castle, Sweden
Duration: 12 Aug 201216 Aug 2012

Conference

Conference153rd Nobel Symposium on Nanoscale Energy Converters
Country/TerritorySweden
CityOrenas Castle
Period12/08/1216/08/12

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5200-61058

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'A Great Solar Cell Also Needs to be a Great LED: External Fluorescence Leads to New Efficiency Record'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this