Three Dimensional Solar Cells Based on Optical Confinement Geometries

  • Yuan Li

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 153-153

About this book


Three dimensional (3D) optical geometries are becoming more common in the literature and lexicon of solar cells. Three Dimensional Solar Cells Based on Optical Confinement Geometries describes and reveals the basic operational nuances of 3D photovoltaics using three standard tools: Equivalent Circuit Models, Ray Tracing Optics in the Cavity, and Absorber Spectral Response. These tools aide in understanding experimental absorption profile and device parameters including Jsc, Voc, Fill Factor, and EQE. These methods also apply to individual optical confinement geometry device, integrated optical confinement geometry device, and hybrid optical confinement geometry device.

Additionally, this book discusses the importance of these methods in achieving the goal of high efficiency solar cells and suggests a potential application in large-scale photovoltaics businesses, like solar farms.


3D Photovaltaics 3D Solar Cell Fiber Geometries Heterogeneous Light High-efficiency Solar Cells Hybrid Optical Confinement Geometry Devices Optical Confinement Optical Confinement Geometry Devices Three Dimensional Optical Geometries

Authors and affiliations

  • Yuan Li
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  1. 1.Wake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5698-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5699-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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