Plasmonics for III-V semiconductor solar cells

S. Mokkapati, H. F. Lu, S. Turner, L. Fu, H. H. Tan, C. Jagadish

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III-V semiconductors like GaAs and InGaN are very promising candidates for solar cells. While GaAs has near-ideal bandgap to reach the maximum possible efficiency limit for single junction solar cells, InGaN provides the ability to tune the bandgap of absorbing layers over a wide energy range. Since III-V semiconductors are mostly direct bandgap semiconductors, they are also very strong absorbers of light. Currently novel solar cell designs based on nanostructured absorbers like quantum dots1,2 or nanowires are under investigation to demonstrate high efficiency solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2012
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Photonics Conference 2012 - Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, United States of America
Duration: 23 Sept 201227 Sept 2012
Conference number: 25th (Proceedings)

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Name2012 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2012


ConferenceIEEE Photonics Conference 2012
Abbreviated titleIPC 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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