Abstract

We present an approach to realizing enhanced upconversion efficiency in erbium (Er)-doped photonic crystals. Slow-light-mode pumping of the first Er excited state transition can result in enhanced emission from higher-energy levels that may lead to finite subbandgap external quantum efficiency in crystalline silicon solar cells. Using a straightforward electromagnetic model, we calculate potential field enhancements of more than 18× within he slow-light mode of a one-dimensional photonic crystal and discuss design trade-offs and considerations for photovoltaics.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11, 11081 (2009).
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H.-Q. Wang, M. Batentschuk, A. Osvet, L. Pinna, and C. J. Brabec, Adv. Mater. 23, 2675 (2011).
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Adv. Mater. (1)

H.-Q. Wang, M. Batentschuk, A. Osvet, L. Pinna, and C. J. Brabec, Adv. Mater. 23, 2675 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Chem. Rev. (1)

F. Auzel, Chem. Rev. 104, 139 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Mater. Today (1)

G. Conibeer, Mater. Today 10, 42 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (1)

B. M. van der Ende, L. Aarts, and A. Meijerink, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11, 11081 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

H. A. López and P. M. Fauchet, Proc. SPIE 3942, 87 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells (2)

C. Strümpel, M. McCann, G. Beaucarne, V. Arkhipov, A. Slaoui, V. Švrček, C. Del Cañizo, and I. Tobias, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 91, 238 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Shalav, B. S. Richards, and M. A. Green, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 91, 829 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

T. Kano, in Phosphor Handbook, W.M.Yen, S.Shionoya, and H.Yamamoto, eds. (CRC Press, 2006), pp. 191–211.

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