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Title: Optoelectronic simulation of GaAs solar cells with angularly selective filters

We discuss the influence of angularly selective filters on thin film gallium arsenide solar cells. For this reason, the detailed balance model was refined to fit our needs with respect to Auger recombination, reflection, transmission, and realistic absorption. For calculating real systems, an approach was made to include optical effects of angularly selective filters into electron-hole dynamic equations implemented in PC1D, a one dimensional solar cell calculation tool. With this approach, we find a relative V{sub oc} increase of 5% for an idealized 100 nm GaAs cell, including Auger recombination.
Authors:
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  1. Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Heidenhofstr. 2, 79110 Freiburg (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22278129
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ABSORPTION; AUGER EFFECT; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; ELECTRONS; GALLIUM ARSENIDE SOLAR CELLS; GALLIUM ARSENIDES; HOLES; ONE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; OPTICAL FILTERS; RECOMBINATION; REFLECTION; THIN FILMS