Fabrication of Quasi-Random Photonic Crystals for Ultrathin Solar Cells

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Quasi-random structures for light management present an intermediate ordering between a completely random rough surface and a perfect ordered photonic crystal. They are attractive for broadband applications due to their power spectral density. This makes them excellent candidates for photovoltaic applications. Here we present preliminary fabrication results creating quasi-random structures using a self-assembly approach based on polymer blends and wet etching. We are able to create patterns with average lattice constant of five to two microns. This structure is proposed to be used as a rear patterning layer for ultrathin GaAs cells for better sustainability and radiation- hard devices.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 20 Jun 2021
Event48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2021 - Fort Lauderdale, United States
Duration: 20 Jun 202125 Jun 2021


Conference48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityFort Lauderdale

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NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5900-78967


  • GaAs
  • III-V
  • photonic crystal
  • quasirandom
  • ultrathin


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