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PHOTON RECYCLING FOR IMPROVED ABSORPTION IN THIN FILM ITO/INP HETEROSTRUCTURE SOLAR CELL

Abhinav Bhatnagar, Anoopshi Johari and Vijay Janyani.

Abstract
In this work, numerical analysis of thin-film indium phosphide heterojunction solar cell is
presented and the absorption process of the incident photons is improved by incorporating a photonic bandgap
structure (photonic crystal) in the structure. The cell consists of an indium tin oxide forming a heterojunction
with indium phosphide (InP). The top indium tin oxide layer is intended to perform as an anti-reflection coating
to reduce optical feedback and also eliminates the need for top metal contact as it is highly conductive. A 2D
photonic crystal is incorporated at the back of the device to boost the performance of the photovoltaic device
through the process of photon recycling. The device is especially promising for space solar projects because of
its exceptional radiation hardness. The projected efficiency as calculated at AM 1.5 by the SYNOPSYS RSOFT
CAD software is 25.7% with a fill factor of 86.1% is very promising. Finally, the performance of the designed
InP solar cell with photonic crystal is compared to the InP solar cell with a metal back reflector.

Key words: Thin Film, Solar Cell, Heterojunction, Indium Phosphide, Indium Tin Oxide, Photonic Crystal, Anti-Reflection Coating.


 
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Abhinav Bhatnagar, Anoopshi Johari and Vijay Janyani. PHOTON RECYCLING FOR IMPROVED ABSORPTION IN THIN FILM ITO/INP HETEROSTRUCTURE SOLAR CELL. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 8836-8844. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.989


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Abhinav Bhatnagar, Anoopshi Johari and Vijay Janyani. PHOTON RECYCLING FOR IMPROVED ABSORPTION IN THIN FILM ITO/INP HETEROSTRUCTURE SOLAR CELL. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=138809 [Access: August 17, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.989


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Abhinav Bhatnagar, Anoopshi Johari and Vijay Janyani. PHOTON RECYCLING FOR IMPROVED ABSORPTION IN THIN FILM ITO/INP HETEROSTRUCTURE SOLAR CELL. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 8836-8844. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.989



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Abhinav Bhatnagar, Anoopshi Johari and Vijay Janyani. PHOTON RECYCLING FOR IMPROVED ABSORPTION IN THIN FILM ITO/INP HETEROSTRUCTURE SOLAR CELL. JCR. (2020), [cited August 17, 2021]; 7(19): 8836-8844. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.989



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Abhinav Bhatnagar, Anoopshi Johari and Vijay Janyani (2020) PHOTON RECYCLING FOR IMPROVED ABSORPTION IN THIN FILM ITO/INP HETEROSTRUCTURE SOLAR CELL. JCR, 7 (19), 8836-8844. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.989



Turabian Style

Abhinav Bhatnagar, Anoopshi Johari and Vijay Janyani. 2020. PHOTON RECYCLING FOR IMPROVED ABSORPTION IN THIN FILM ITO/INP HETEROSTRUCTURE SOLAR CELL. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 8836-8844. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.989



Chicago Style

Abhinav Bhatnagar, Anoopshi Johari and Vijay Janyani. "PHOTON RECYCLING FOR IMPROVED ABSORPTION IN THIN FILM ITO/INP HETEROSTRUCTURE SOLAR CELL." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 8836-8844. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.989



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Abhinav Bhatnagar, Anoopshi Johari and Vijay Janyani. "PHOTON RECYCLING FOR IMPROVED ABSORPTION IN THIN FILM ITO/INP HETEROSTRUCTURE SOLAR CELL." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 8836-8844. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.989



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Abhinav Bhatnagar, Anoopshi Johari and Vijay Janyani (2020) PHOTON RECYCLING FOR IMPROVED ABSORPTION IN THIN FILM ITO/INP HETEROSTRUCTURE SOLAR CELL. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 8836-8844. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.989