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An Algorithm for Finding Optimized Interface Morphologies in Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells

  • K. Jäger (a1), M. Fischer (a1), R.A.C.M.M. van Swaaij (a1) and M. Zeman (a1)

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We recently developed a scattering model based on the scalar scattering theory. In this contribution we present how we used the scattering model to investigate interface textures with optimized scattering properties. We used the simulated annealing algorithm to find optimized surface textures and applied the ASA device simulator to evaluate the influence of these optimized textures on the performance of thin film silicon solar cells. We found that the lateral feature size of the textures is crucial for efficient scattering of the incident light.

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