Integrating surface nanotextures into thin crystalline-Si solar cells: The case of a 1-μm-thin nanoimprinted heterojunction cell
Paper i proceeding, 2016

Texturing of crystalline silicon at the light wavelength scale is a promising approach for light management in ever thinner cells. However, this approach requires adapting the device design and process, which has so far revealed to be a challenging task. Indeed, successful integration requires compromising the excellent optical properties for preserving the electrical ones. We briefly summarize what has been learned so far in the community and illustrate some of these learnings with the fabrication and improvement of 1-μm-thin monocrystalline nanotextured silicon solar cells.


light trapping


light management

crystalline silicon



V. Depauw

Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center at Leuven

Ines Massiot

Chalmers, Fysik, Bionanofotonik

W. Chen

Université Paris-Saclay

C. Trompoukis

Interuniversitair Micro-Elektronica Centrum (IMEC)

KU Leuven

T. Bearda

Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center at Leuven

Alexander Dmitriev

Chalmers, Fysik, Bionanofotonik

P. RocaCabarrocas

Université Paris-Saclay

I. Gordon

Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center at Leuven

J. Poortmans

Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center at Leuven

Universiteit Hasselt

KU Leuven

Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference

0160-8371 (ISSN)


44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017
Washington, DC, USA,

Nanophotonics for ultra-thin crystalline silicon photovoltaics (PHOTONVOLTAICS)

Europeiska kommissionen (EU) (EC/FP7/309127), 2012-11-01 -- 2015-10-31.





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