Glasses doped with rare earth elements possess unique photoluminescence properties. They find application in several devices, such as lasers, optical amplifiers, and sensors. More recently, rare-earth doped glass thin films have been the subject of investigation for the development of frequency-converting layers able to increase the efficiency of silicon solar cells. Another approach to the improvement of the performance of a solar cell is based on the capture of a larger flux of light by the detector, which can be obtained by surface texture, plasmonics, or waveguide structures. Here, the recent advances in this area will be briefly reviewed.

Rare-earth doped glasses and light managing in solar cells

Enrichi F.;
2019

Abstract

Glasses doped with rare earth elements possess unique photoluminescence properties. They find application in several devices, such as lasers, optical amplifiers, and sensors. More recently, rare-earth doped glass thin films have been the subject of investigation for the development of frequency-converting layers able to increase the efficiency of silicon solar cells. Another approach to the improvement of the performance of a solar cell is based on the capture of a larger flux of light by the detector, which can be obtained by surface texture, plasmonics, or waveguide structures. Here, the recent advances in this area will be briefly reviewed.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series
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