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.
|Titolo:||Rare-earth doped glasses and light managing in solar cells|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Articolo in Atti di convegno|