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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1203864
Description: We investigate the optical properties of silicon nanohole arrays for application in photovoltaic cells in terms of the modes within the structure. We highlight three types of modes: fundamental modes, ... More
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Date: 2014
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1203845
Description: Nanowire arrays exhibit efficient light coupling and strong light trapping, making them well suited to solar cell applications. The processes that contribute to their absorption are interrelated and h ... More
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Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1243809
Description: Aperiodic Nanowire (NW) arrays have higher absorption than equivalent periodic arrays, making them of interest for photovoltaic applications. An inevitable property of aperiodic arrays is the clusteri ... More
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Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: conference paper
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1242982
Description: Nanowire arrays are the focus of considerable research for incorporation into next generation solar cells. For these structures to be economically viable they must be designed to achieve high efficien ... More
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Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: conference paper
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1236641
Description: We study the effect of non-uniform radii on the optical absorption of silicon nanowire arrays. Whilst previous studies have shown that radius disorder can increase the efficiency, the mechanism is unc ... More
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Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1203397
Description: A finite element-based modal formulation of diffraction of a plane wave by an absorbing photonic crystal slab of arbitrary geometry is developed for photovoltaic applications. The semianalytic approac ... More
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Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1220859
Description: Solar cell designs based on disordered nanostructures tend to have higher efficiencies than structures with uniform absorbers, though the reason is poorly understood. To resolve this, we use a semi-an ... More
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Date: 2011
Language: eng
Resource Type: conference paper
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1243695
Description: Nanowire arrays are promising structures for 3rd generation photovoltaics, due to their absorption enhancement over thin films and reduction in material usage. Having previously studied the absorption ... More
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Date: 2011
Language: eng
Resource Type: conference paper
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1244903
Description: We analyze the absorption of solar radiation by dense silicon nanowire arrays, which are being considered for use in solar cells. Though it is known that these structures absorb sunlight much more eff ... More
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Date: 2011
Language: eng
Resource Type: conference paper
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1244197
Description: We use a novel modal simulation method to study the optical absorption properties of silicon nanowire arrays, which are being considered for 3rd generation photovoltaics. We have previously found the ... More
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Date: 2011
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1204636
Description: We analyze the absorption of solar radiation by silicon nanowire arrays, which are being considered for photovoltaic applications. These structures have been shown to have enhanced absorption compared ... More
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Date: 2011
Language: eng
Resource Type: conference paper
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1236542
Description: We develop a modal method for modeling the scattering off absorbing silicon nanowire arrays for photovoltaic applications. This semi-analytic approach allows the efficient, accurate calculation of abs ... More
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Date: 2007
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/21888
Description: The effect of the microstructure on transversely coupled laser light into the core of a photonic crystal fiber is investigated. Computational two-dimensional modeling and direct experimental measureme ... More
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