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Light trapping in 1-20-µm-thick Si solar cells using surface Si Mie scatterers

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We demonstrate light trapping in thin (1–20µm) Si slabs using subwavelength surface Mie scatterers. Photocurrent in 20-µm-thick crystalline-Si solar cells is enhanced by up to 20% with respect to flat cells with a standard Si3N4 coating.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

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