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Title: Two dimensional metallic photonic crystals for light trapping and anti-reflective coatings in thermophotovoltaic applications

Abstract

We report the development of a front-side contact design for thermophotovoltaics that utilizes metallic photonic crystals (PhCs). While this front-side grid replacement covers more surface area of the semiconductor, a higher percentage of photons is shown to be converted to usable power in the photodiode. This leads to a 30% increase in the short-circuit current of the gallium antimonide thermophotovoltaic cell.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. The Renewable Energy and Applied Photonics Laboratories, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts 02155 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22275757
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CRYSTALS; GALLIUM; PHOTONS; REFLECTIVE COATINGS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SURFACE AREA; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS

Citation Formats

Shemelya, Corey, DeMeo, Dante F., and Vandervelde, Thomas E. Two dimensional metallic photonic crystals for light trapping and anti-reflective coatings in thermophotovoltaic applications. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4862180.
Shemelya, Corey, DeMeo, Dante F., & Vandervelde, Thomas E. Two dimensional metallic photonic crystals for light trapping and anti-reflective coatings in thermophotovoltaic applications. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4862180.
Shemelya, Corey, DeMeo, Dante F., and Vandervelde, Thomas E. Mon . "Two dimensional metallic photonic crystals for light trapping and anti-reflective coatings in thermophotovoltaic applications". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4862180.
@article{osti_22275757,
title = {Two dimensional metallic photonic crystals for light trapping and anti-reflective coatings in thermophotovoltaic applications},
author = {Shemelya, Corey and DeMeo, Dante F. and Vandervelde, Thomas E.},
abstractNote = {We report the development of a front-side contact design for thermophotovoltaics that utilizes metallic photonic crystals (PhCs). While this front-side grid replacement covers more surface area of the semiconductor, a higher percentage of photons is shown to be converted to usable power in the photodiode. This leads to a 30% increase in the short-circuit current of the gallium antimonide thermophotovoltaic cell.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4862180},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 2,
volume = 104,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 13 00:00:00 EST 2014},
month = {Mon Jan 13 00:00:00 EST 2014}
}