An efficient light-harvesting scheme using SiO2 nanorods for InGaN multiple quantum well solar cells

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Author(s)

  • C.H. Ho
  • G.J. Lin
  • P.H. Fu
  • C.A. Lin
  • P.C. Yang
  • I-Min Chan
  • K.Y. Lai

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-198
Journal / PublicationSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Volume103
Online published28 Apr 2012
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

SiO2 nanorod arrays (NRAs) are fabricated on InGaN-based multiple quantum well (MQW) solar cells using self-assembled Ag nanoparticles as the etching mask and subsequent reactive ion etching. The SiO2 NRAs effectively suppress the undesired surface reflections over the wavelengths from 330 to 570 nm, which is attributed to the light-trapping effect and the improved mismatch of refractive index at the air/MQW device interface. Under the air mass 1.5 global illumination, the conversion efficiency of the solar cell is enhanced by ∼21% largely due to increased short-circuit current from 0.71 to 0.76 mA/cm2 . The enhanced device performances by the optical absorption improvement are supported by the simulation analysis as well.

Research Area(s)

  • Antireflection, GaN, InGaN, Light harvesting, Nanorods

Citation Format(s)

An efficient light-harvesting scheme using SiO2 nanorods for InGaN multiple quantum well solar cells. / Ho, C.H.; Lin, G.J.; Fu, P.H.; Lin, C.A.; Yang, P.C.; Chan, I-Min; Lai, K.Y.; He, J.H.

In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 103, 08.2012, p. 194-198.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review