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Journal of Applied Physics 111 (2012) 083102
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Optically optimal wavelength-scale patterned ITO/ZnO composite coatings for thin film solar cells
Antoine Moreau1, Rafik Smaali1, Emmanuel Centeno1, Christian Seassal2, 3

A methodology is proposed for finding structures that are, optically speaking, locally optimal : a physical analysis of much simpler structures is used to constrain the optimization process. The obtained designs are based on a flat amorphous silicon layer (to minimize recombination) with a patterned anti-reflective coating made of ITO or ZnO, or a composite ITO/ZnO coating. These latter structures are realistic and present good performances despite very thin active layers.
1:  Institut Pascal
2:  INL - Institut des nanotechnologies de Lyon - Site d'Ecully
3:  ECL - École Centrale de Lyon