• Frontiers of Optoelectronics
  • Vol. 9, Issue 1, 93 (2016)
Asma OUANOUGHI, Abdesselam HOCINI*, and Djamel KHEDROUCHE
Author Affiliations
  • Laboratoire d’Analyse des Signaux et Systèmes, Department of Electronics, University of Mohamed Boudiaf of M’sila BP.166, Route Ichebilia,M’sila 28000, Algeria
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    In this paper, via numerical simulation we designed the geometry of solar cell made by onedimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) photonic crystals with two kinds of materiel (silicon (Si) and hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H)) in order to enhance its absorption. The absorption characteristics of light in the solar cell structures are simulated by using finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method. The calculation results show that the enhancement of absorption in patterned structure is apparent comparing to the unpatterned one, which proves the ability of the structure to produce photonic crystal solar cell. We found solar cell geometries as a 2D photonic crystal enable to increase the absorption between 380 and 750 nm.
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    Asma OUANOUGHI, Abdesselam HOCINI, Djamel KHEDROUCHE. Enhanced absorption of solar cell made of photonic crystal by geometrical design[J]. Frontiers of Optoelectronics, 2016, 9(1): 93
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    Received: Dec. 23, 2014
    Accepted: Feb. 3, 2015
    Posted: Jan. 1, 2016
    Published Online: Oct. 21, 2016
    The Author Email: HOCINI Abdesselam (hocini74@yahoo.fr)