Abstract

Usually, light-trapping structures (LTSs) for thin-film solar cells (TFSCs) are designed having in mind an explicit photovoltaic (PV) design. This approach implies that every new TFSC in which losses in the substrate of the PV layer or in the transparent electrode are rather high needs the development of its own LTS which should be specially prepared as an integral part of the TFSC. In this work, we suggest a universal LTS that should increase the optical efficiency of all TFSCs of third generation. We theoretically demonstrate the improvement in the PV absorption for an organic TFSC and for a perovskite one. Such LTS can be prepared separately and stacked to a TFSC covered with a nanolayer of gold or silver.

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2016 (2)

V. A. Milichko, A. S. Shalin, I. S. Mukhin, A. E. Kovrov, A. A. Krasilin, A. V. Vinogradov, P. A. Belov, and C. R. Simovski, “Solar photovoltaics: current state and trends,” Phys. Usp. 59, 727–772 (2016).
[Crossref]

D.-L. Wang, H.-J. Cui, G.-J. Hou, Z.-G. Zhu, Q.-B. Yan, and G. Su, “Highly efficient light management for perovskite solar cells,” Sci. Rep. 6, 18922 (2016).
[Crossref]

2015 (3)

Q. Lin, A. Armin, R. C. Raju Nagiri, P. L. Burn, and P. Meredith, “Electro-optics of perovskite solar cells,” Nat. Photonics 9, 106–112 (2015).
[Crossref]

W. S. Yang, J. H. Noh, N. J. Jeon, Y. C. Kim, S. Ryu, J. Seo, and S. I. Seok, “High-performance photovoltaic perovskite layers fabricated through intramolecular exchange,” Science 348, 1234–1237 (2015).
[Crossref]

S. Mori, H. Oh-oka, H. Nakao, T. Gotanda, Y. Nakano, H. Jung, A. Iida, R. Hayase, N. Shida, M. Saito, K. Todori, T. Asakura, A. Matsui, and M. Hosoya, “Organic photovoltaic module development with inverted device structure,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1737, 26–31 (2015).
[Crossref]

2014 (2)

W. Cao and J. Xue, “Recent progress in organic photovoltaics: device architecture and optical design,” Energy Environ. Sci. 7, 2123–2130 (2014).
[Crossref]

M. Campoy-Quiles, C. Müller, M. Garriga, E. Wang, O. Inganäs, and M. I. Alonso, “On the complex refractive index of polymer: fullerene photovoltaic blends,” Thin Solid Films 571, 371–376 (2014).
[Crossref]

2013 (2)

C. Müller, “Determination of thermal transition depth profiles in polymer semiconductor films with ellipsometry,” Macromolecules 46, 7325–7331 (2013).
[Crossref]

L. T. Varghese, L. Fan, Y. Xuan, C. Tansarawiput, S. Kim, and M. Qiu, “Resistless nanoimprinting in metal for plasmonic nanostructures,” Small 9, 3778–3783 (2013).
[Crossref]

2011 (2)

A. Kravchenko, A. Shevchenko, V. Ovchinnikov, A. Priimagi, and M. Kaivola, “Optical interference lithography using azobenzene-functionalized polymers for micro- and nanopatterning of silicon,” Adv. Mater. 23, 4174–4177 (2011).
[Crossref]

J. Nelson, “Polymer-fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells,” Mater. Today 14(10), 462–470 (2011).
[Crossref]

2009 (1)

A. Kojima, K. Teshima, Y. Shirai, and T. Miyasaka, “Organometal halide perovskites as visible-light sensitizers for photovoltaic cells,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 6050–6051 (2009).
[Crossref]

2008 (1)

2007 (1)

A. C. Mayer, S. R. Scully, B. E. Hardin, M. W. Rowell, and M. D. McGehee, “Polymer-based solar cells,” Mater. Today 10(11), 28–33 (2007).
[Crossref]

Alonso, M. I.

M. Campoy-Quiles, C. Müller, M. Garriga, E. Wang, O. Inganäs, and M. I. Alonso, “On the complex refractive index of polymer: fullerene photovoltaic blends,” Thin Solid Films 571, 371–376 (2014).
[Crossref]

Armin, A.

Q. Lin, A. Armin, R. C. Raju Nagiri, P. L. Burn, and P. Meredith, “Electro-optics of perovskite solar cells,” Nat. Photonics 9, 106–112 (2015).
[Crossref]

Asakura, T.

S. Mori, H. Oh-oka, H. Nakao, T. Gotanda, Y. Nakano, H. Jung, A. Iida, R. Hayase, N. Shida, M. Saito, K. Todori, T. Asakura, A. Matsui, and M. Hosoya, “Organic photovoltaic module development with inverted device structure,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1737, 26–31 (2015).
[Crossref]

Belov, P. A.

V. A. Milichko, A. S. Shalin, I. S. Mukhin, A. E. Kovrov, A. A. Krasilin, A. V. Vinogradov, P. A. Belov, and C. R. Simovski, “Solar photovoltaics: current state and trends,” Phys. Usp. 59, 727–772 (2016).
[Crossref]

Burn, P. L.

Q. Lin, A. Armin, R. C. Raju Nagiri, P. L. Burn, and P. Meredith, “Electro-optics of perovskite solar cells,” Nat. Photonics 9, 106–112 (2015).
[Crossref]

Campoy-Quiles, M.

M. Campoy-Quiles, C. Müller, M. Garriga, E. Wang, O. Inganäs, and M. I. Alonso, “On the complex refractive index of polymer: fullerene photovoltaic blends,” Thin Solid Films 571, 371–376 (2014).
[Crossref]

Cao, W.

W. Cao and J. Xue, “Recent progress in organic photovoltaics: device architecture and optical design,” Energy Environ. Sci. 7, 2123–2130 (2014).
[Crossref]

Cui, H.-J.

D.-L. Wang, H.-J. Cui, G.-J. Hou, Z.-G. Zhu, Q.-B. Yan, and G. Su, “Highly efficient light management for perovskite solar cells,” Sci. Rep. 6, 18922 (2016).
[Crossref]

Dal Zilio, S.

Fan, L.

L. T. Varghese, L. Fan, Y. Xuan, C. Tansarawiput, S. Kim, and M. Qiu, “Resistless nanoimprinting in metal for plasmonic nanostructures,” Small 9, 3778–3783 (2013).
[Crossref]

Garriga, M.

M. Campoy-Quiles, C. Müller, M. Garriga, E. Wang, O. Inganäs, and M. I. Alonso, “On the complex refractive index of polymer: fullerene photovoltaic blends,” Thin Solid Films 571, 371–376 (2014).
[Crossref]

Gotanda, T.

S. Mori, H. Oh-oka, H. Nakao, T. Gotanda, Y. Nakano, H. Jung, A. Iida, R. Hayase, N. Shida, M. Saito, K. Todori, T. Asakura, A. Matsui, and M. Hosoya, “Organic photovoltaic module development with inverted device structure,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1737, 26–31 (2015).
[Crossref]

Hardin, B. E.

A. C. Mayer, S. R. Scully, B. E. Hardin, M. W. Rowell, and M. D. McGehee, “Polymer-based solar cells,” Mater. Today 10(11), 28–33 (2007).
[Crossref]

Hayase, R.

S. Mori, H. Oh-oka, H. Nakao, T. Gotanda, Y. Nakano, H. Jung, A. Iida, R. Hayase, N. Shida, M. Saito, K. Todori, T. Asakura, A. Matsui, and M. Hosoya, “Organic photovoltaic module development with inverted device structure,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1737, 26–31 (2015).
[Crossref]

Hosoya, M.

S. Mori, H. Oh-oka, H. Nakao, T. Gotanda, Y. Nakano, H. Jung, A. Iida, R. Hayase, N. Shida, M. Saito, K. Todori, T. Asakura, A. Matsui, and M. Hosoya, “Organic photovoltaic module development with inverted device structure,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1737, 26–31 (2015).
[Crossref]

Hou, G.-J.

D.-L. Wang, H.-J. Cui, G.-J. Hou, Z.-G. Zhu, Q.-B. Yan, and G. Su, “Highly efficient light management for perovskite solar cells,” Sci. Rep. 6, 18922 (2016).
[Crossref]

Iida, A.

S. Mori, H. Oh-oka, H. Nakao, T. Gotanda, Y. Nakano, H. Jung, A. Iida, R. Hayase, N. Shida, M. Saito, K. Todori, T. Asakura, A. Matsui, and M. Hosoya, “Organic photovoltaic module development with inverted device structure,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1737, 26–31 (2015).
[Crossref]

Inganäs, O.

M. Campoy-Quiles, C. Müller, M. Garriga, E. Wang, O. Inganäs, and M. I. Alonso, “On the complex refractive index of polymer: fullerene photovoltaic blends,” Thin Solid Films 571, 371–376 (2014).
[Crossref]

K. Tvingstedt, S. Dal Zilio, O. Inganäs, and M. Tormen, “Trapping light with micro lenses in thin film organic photovoltaic cells,” Opt. Express 16, 21608–21615 (2008).
[Crossref]

Jeon, N. J.

W. S. Yang, J. H. Noh, N. J. Jeon, Y. C. Kim, S. Ryu, J. Seo, and S. I. Seok, “High-performance photovoltaic perovskite layers fabricated through intramolecular exchange,” Science 348, 1234–1237 (2015).
[Crossref]

Jung, H.

S. Mori, H. Oh-oka, H. Nakao, T. Gotanda, Y. Nakano, H. Jung, A. Iida, R. Hayase, N. Shida, M. Saito, K. Todori, T. Asakura, A. Matsui, and M. Hosoya, “Organic photovoltaic module development with inverted device structure,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1737, 26–31 (2015).
[Crossref]

Kaivola, M.

A. Kravchenko, A. Shevchenko, V. Ovchinnikov, A. Priimagi, and M. Kaivola, “Optical interference lithography using azobenzene-functionalized polymers for micro- and nanopatterning of silicon,” Adv. Mater. 23, 4174–4177 (2011).
[Crossref]

Kim, S.

L. T. Varghese, L. Fan, Y. Xuan, C. Tansarawiput, S. Kim, and M. Qiu, “Resistless nanoimprinting in metal for plasmonic nanostructures,” Small 9, 3778–3783 (2013).
[Crossref]

Kim, Y. C.

W. S. Yang, J. H. Noh, N. J. Jeon, Y. C. Kim, S. Ryu, J. Seo, and S. I. Seok, “High-performance photovoltaic perovskite layers fabricated through intramolecular exchange,” Science 348, 1234–1237 (2015).
[Crossref]

Kojima, A.

A. Kojima, K. Teshima, Y. Shirai, and T. Miyasaka, “Organometal halide perovskites as visible-light sensitizers for photovoltaic cells,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 6050–6051 (2009).
[Crossref]

Kovrov, A. E.

V. A. Milichko, A. S. Shalin, I. S. Mukhin, A. E. Kovrov, A. A. Krasilin, A. V. Vinogradov, P. A. Belov, and C. R. Simovski, “Solar photovoltaics: current state and trends,” Phys. Usp. 59, 727–772 (2016).
[Crossref]

Krasilin, A. A.

V. A. Milichko, A. S. Shalin, I. S. Mukhin, A. E. Kovrov, A. A. Krasilin, A. V. Vinogradov, P. A. Belov, and C. R. Simovski, “Solar photovoltaics: current state and trends,” Phys. Usp. 59, 727–772 (2016).
[Crossref]

Kravchenko, A.

A. Kravchenko, A. Shevchenko, V. Ovchinnikov, A. Priimagi, and M. Kaivola, “Optical interference lithography using azobenzene-functionalized polymers for micro- and nanopatterning of silicon,” Adv. Mater. 23, 4174–4177 (2011).
[Crossref]

Lin, Q.

Q. Lin, A. Armin, R. C. Raju Nagiri, P. L. Burn, and P. Meredith, “Electro-optics of perovskite solar cells,” Nat. Photonics 9, 106–112 (2015).
[Crossref]

Matsui, A.

S. Mori, H. Oh-oka, H. Nakao, T. Gotanda, Y. Nakano, H. Jung, A. Iida, R. Hayase, N. Shida, M. Saito, K. Todori, T. Asakura, A. Matsui, and M. Hosoya, “Organic photovoltaic module development with inverted device structure,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1737, 26–31 (2015).
[Crossref]

Mayer, A. C.

A. C. Mayer, S. R. Scully, B. E. Hardin, M. W. Rowell, and M. D. McGehee, “Polymer-based solar cells,” Mater. Today 10(11), 28–33 (2007).
[Crossref]

McGehee, M. D.

A. C. Mayer, S. R. Scully, B. E. Hardin, M. W. Rowell, and M. D. McGehee, “Polymer-based solar cells,” Mater. Today 10(11), 28–33 (2007).
[Crossref]

Meredith, P.

Q. Lin, A. Armin, R. C. Raju Nagiri, P. L. Burn, and P. Meredith, “Electro-optics of perovskite solar cells,” Nat. Photonics 9, 106–112 (2015).
[Crossref]

Milichko, V. A.

V. A. Milichko, A. S. Shalin, I. S. Mukhin, A. E. Kovrov, A. A. Krasilin, A. V. Vinogradov, P. A. Belov, and C. R. Simovski, “Solar photovoltaics: current state and trends,” Phys. Usp. 59, 727–772 (2016).
[Crossref]

Miyasaka, T.

A. Kojima, K. Teshima, Y. Shirai, and T. Miyasaka, “Organometal halide perovskites as visible-light sensitizers for photovoltaic cells,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 6050–6051 (2009).
[Crossref]

Mori, S.

S. Mori, H. Oh-oka, H. Nakao, T. Gotanda, Y. Nakano, H. Jung, A. Iida, R. Hayase, N. Shida, M. Saito, K. Todori, T. Asakura, A. Matsui, and M. Hosoya, “Organic photovoltaic module development with inverted device structure,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1737, 26–31 (2015).
[Crossref]

Mukhin, I. S.

V. A. Milichko, A. S. Shalin, I. S. Mukhin, A. E. Kovrov, A. A. Krasilin, A. V. Vinogradov, P. A. Belov, and C. R. Simovski, “Solar photovoltaics: current state and trends,” Phys. Usp. 59, 727–772 (2016).
[Crossref]

Müller, C.

M. Campoy-Quiles, C. Müller, M. Garriga, E. Wang, O. Inganäs, and M. I. Alonso, “On the complex refractive index of polymer: fullerene photovoltaic blends,” Thin Solid Films 571, 371–376 (2014).
[Crossref]

C. Müller, “Determination of thermal transition depth profiles in polymer semiconductor films with ellipsometry,” Macromolecules 46, 7325–7331 (2013).
[Crossref]

Nakano, Y.

S. Mori, H. Oh-oka, H. Nakao, T. Gotanda, Y. Nakano, H. Jung, A. Iida, R. Hayase, N. Shida, M. Saito, K. Todori, T. Asakura, A. Matsui, and M. Hosoya, “Organic photovoltaic module development with inverted device structure,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1737, 26–31 (2015).
[Crossref]

Nakao, H.

S. Mori, H. Oh-oka, H. Nakao, T. Gotanda, Y. Nakano, H. Jung, A. Iida, R. Hayase, N. Shida, M. Saito, K. Todori, T. Asakura, A. Matsui, and M. Hosoya, “Organic photovoltaic module development with inverted device structure,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1737, 26–31 (2015).
[Crossref]

Nelson, J.

J. Nelson, “Polymer-fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells,” Mater. Today 14(10), 462–470 (2011).
[Crossref]

Noh, J. H.

W. S. Yang, J. H. Noh, N. J. Jeon, Y. C. Kim, S. Ryu, J. Seo, and S. I. Seok, “High-performance photovoltaic perovskite layers fabricated through intramolecular exchange,” Science 348, 1234–1237 (2015).
[Crossref]

Oh-oka, H.

S. Mori, H. Oh-oka, H. Nakao, T. Gotanda, Y. Nakano, H. Jung, A. Iida, R. Hayase, N. Shida, M. Saito, K. Todori, T. Asakura, A. Matsui, and M. Hosoya, “Organic photovoltaic module development with inverted device structure,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1737, 26–31 (2015).
[Crossref]

Ovchinnikov, V.

A. Kravchenko, A. Shevchenko, V. Ovchinnikov, A. Priimagi, and M. Kaivola, “Optical interference lithography using azobenzene-functionalized polymers for micro- and nanopatterning of silicon,” Adv. Mater. 23, 4174–4177 (2011).
[Crossref]

Priimagi, A.

A. Kravchenko, A. Shevchenko, V. Ovchinnikov, A. Priimagi, and M. Kaivola, “Optical interference lithography using azobenzene-functionalized polymers for micro- and nanopatterning of silicon,” Adv. Mater. 23, 4174–4177 (2011).
[Crossref]

Qiu, M.

L. T. Varghese, L. Fan, Y. Xuan, C. Tansarawiput, S. Kim, and M. Qiu, “Resistless nanoimprinting in metal for plasmonic nanostructures,” Small 9, 3778–3783 (2013).
[Crossref]

Raju Nagiri, R. C.

Q. Lin, A. Armin, R. C. Raju Nagiri, P. L. Burn, and P. Meredith, “Electro-optics of perovskite solar cells,” Nat. Photonics 9, 106–112 (2015).
[Crossref]

Rowell, M. W.

A. C. Mayer, S. R. Scully, B. E. Hardin, M. W. Rowell, and M. D. McGehee, “Polymer-based solar cells,” Mater. Today 10(11), 28–33 (2007).
[Crossref]

Ryu, S.

W. S. Yang, J. H. Noh, N. J. Jeon, Y. C. Kim, S. Ryu, J. Seo, and S. I. Seok, “High-performance photovoltaic perovskite layers fabricated through intramolecular exchange,” Science 348, 1234–1237 (2015).
[Crossref]

Saito, M.

S. Mori, H. Oh-oka, H. Nakao, T. Gotanda, Y. Nakano, H. Jung, A. Iida, R. Hayase, N. Shida, M. Saito, K. Todori, T. Asakura, A. Matsui, and M. Hosoya, “Organic photovoltaic module development with inverted device structure,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1737, 26–31 (2015).
[Crossref]

Scully, S. R.

A. C. Mayer, S. R. Scully, B. E. Hardin, M. W. Rowell, and M. D. McGehee, “Polymer-based solar cells,” Mater. Today 10(11), 28–33 (2007).
[Crossref]

Seo, J.

W. S. Yang, J. H. Noh, N. J. Jeon, Y. C. Kim, S. Ryu, J. Seo, and S. I. Seok, “High-performance photovoltaic perovskite layers fabricated through intramolecular exchange,” Science 348, 1234–1237 (2015).
[Crossref]

Seok, S. I.

W. S. Yang, J. H. Noh, N. J. Jeon, Y. C. Kim, S. Ryu, J. Seo, and S. I. Seok, “High-performance photovoltaic perovskite layers fabricated through intramolecular exchange,” Science 348, 1234–1237 (2015).
[Crossref]

Shalin, A. S.

V. A. Milichko, A. S. Shalin, I. S. Mukhin, A. E. Kovrov, A. A. Krasilin, A. V. Vinogradov, P. A. Belov, and C. R. Simovski, “Solar photovoltaics: current state and trends,” Phys. Usp. 59, 727–772 (2016).
[Crossref]

Shevchenko, A.

A. Kravchenko, A. Shevchenko, V. Ovchinnikov, A. Priimagi, and M. Kaivola, “Optical interference lithography using azobenzene-functionalized polymers for micro- and nanopatterning of silicon,” Adv. Mater. 23, 4174–4177 (2011).
[Crossref]

Shida, N.

S. Mori, H. Oh-oka, H. Nakao, T. Gotanda, Y. Nakano, H. Jung, A. Iida, R. Hayase, N. Shida, M. Saito, K. Todori, T. Asakura, A. Matsui, and M. Hosoya, “Organic photovoltaic module development with inverted device structure,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1737, 26–31 (2015).
[Crossref]

Shirai, Y.

A. Kojima, K. Teshima, Y. Shirai, and T. Miyasaka, “Organometal halide perovskites as visible-light sensitizers for photovoltaic cells,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 6050–6051 (2009).
[Crossref]

Simovski, C. R.

V. A. Milichko, A. S. Shalin, I. S. Mukhin, A. E. Kovrov, A. A. Krasilin, A. V. Vinogradov, P. A. Belov, and C. R. Simovski, “Solar photovoltaics: current state and trends,” Phys. Usp. 59, 727–772 (2016).
[Crossref]

Su, G.

D.-L. Wang, H.-J. Cui, G.-J. Hou, Z.-G. Zhu, Q.-B. Yan, and G. Su, “Highly efficient light management for perovskite solar cells,” Sci. Rep. 6, 18922 (2016).
[Crossref]

Tansarawiput, C.

L. T. Varghese, L. Fan, Y. Xuan, C. Tansarawiput, S. Kim, and M. Qiu, “Resistless nanoimprinting in metal for plasmonic nanostructures,” Small 9, 3778–3783 (2013).
[Crossref]

Teshima, K.

A. Kojima, K. Teshima, Y. Shirai, and T. Miyasaka, “Organometal halide perovskites as visible-light sensitizers for photovoltaic cells,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 6050–6051 (2009).
[Crossref]

Todori, K.

S. Mori, H. Oh-oka, H. Nakao, T. Gotanda, Y. Nakano, H. Jung, A. Iida, R. Hayase, N. Shida, M. Saito, K. Todori, T. Asakura, A. Matsui, and M. Hosoya, “Organic photovoltaic module development with inverted device structure,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1737, 26–31 (2015).
[Crossref]

Tormen, M.

Tvingstedt, K.

Varghese, L. T.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) General view of our LTS, applied to a TFSC. A densely packed array of glass cones represents an array of tapered optical waveguides. These wavelengths create a set of divergent light beams creating the waveguide modes confined in the layered structure. Here and below red arrows show the direction of the solar light incidence. (b) Two explicit examples of TFSCs for which this LTS can be applied: an organic heterojunction TFSC and a perovskite TFSC. Charge-transport layers on both sides of the PV layer are not shown for simplicity.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Sketch of the vertical cross section of two variants of application of our universal LTS: (a) organic and (b) perovskite TFSCs. In the second case the light is incident from the opposite side—the bottom golden electrode in the conventional design. In this electrode we make micrometer holes and add a matching layer of molybdenum oxide.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Simulation setup for the optical absorption calculation inside the PV layer.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Scheme of the organic solar cell conventionally designed without an LTS (bottom) and the variant of the application of our LTS (top). (b) Normalized spectra or the PV absorption in the active layer versus wavelength for two cases: our LTS is present (red solid line) and is absent (blue dashed line).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a) Scheme of the perovskite solar cell without a hole-transporting layer (bottom) and the variant of the application of our LTS (top). (b) Normalized spectra of the PV absorption in the active layer versus wavelength for two cases: our LTS is present (red solid line) and absent (blue dashed line).

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