Optical visible wavelength region selective reflector design for photovoltaic cells using photonic crystal


Abstract: In this study, we have proposed an optical broadband angular reflector having a band selective feature and high reflectivity rate for photovoltaic implementations by using a photonic crystal structure made of two different dielectric layers. This paper presents new and useful information about a reflector that was designed by using a periodic structure composed of two Si based layers for the visible range in the solar spectrum region. The system has been adjusted in such a way that it could cover a wide wavelength area between the photonic band gaps at nearly λ ≈ 300-800 nm. We have tested the proposed reflector against different angles of incidence of the light. The reflectivity spectra of the optical structure have been calculated.

Keywords: Solar cell, photonic crystals, broadband reflector, photonic band gap

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