Modelling various solar cells materials using lorentzian-drude coefficients

Abdellatif, S. O., Kirah, K., Ghannam, R. , Khalil, A. and Anis, W. (2016) Modelling various solar cells materials using lorentzian-drude coefficients. International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science and IT, 4(4), pp. 63-67.

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Abstract

In order to develop an optoelectronic model for simulating different light trapping structures sandwiching the photovoltaic active layer, determining the materials dispersion and absorption properties is a must. The targeted model should be able to simulate the desperation and absorption capabilities of different conductor and semiconductor materials over the entire sun spectrum (200 nm to 1700 nm). Therefore, the Lorentzian-Dude (LD) model is chosen due to its simplicity in implementation with the finite difference time domain algorithm chosen for optical modelling. In this paper, various materials are selected to be modelled with the LD model. The proposed algorithm is not only used for modelling material behaviour of various conducting materials published in literature, but is also used for other conducting and semiconducting materials that the original model was not capable of modelling over the entire range of spectrum. Besides that, the suggested algorithm showed a better time performance than those mentioned in literature. Experimental 1D grating structure prototype samples were made to validate the simulation results, showing perfect agreement.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ghannam, Dr Rami
Authors: Abdellatif, S. O., Kirah, K., Ghannam, R., Khalil, A., and Anis, W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science and IT
Publisher:Kassel University Press
ISSN:2197-8581
ISSN (Online):2197-8581
Published Online:27 November 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science and IT 4(4):63-67
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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