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Optical Modeling and Simulation of Thin-Film Photovoltaic Devices

1st Edition

By Janez Krc

CRC Press

272 pages

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Description

In wafer-based and thin-film photovoltaic (PV) devices, the management of light is a crucial aspect of optimization since trapping sunlight in active parts of PV devices is essential for efficient energy conversions. Optical modeling and simulation enable efficient analysis and optimization of the optical situation in optoelectronic and PV devices.

Table of Contents

PRINCIPLES: Optical Properties and Modeling Approaches. One-Dimensional Semi-Coherent Optical Modeling. Input and Output Parameters. Two- and Three-Dimensional Optical Modeling. APPLICATIONS: One-Dimensional Optical Simulations. Two-Dimensional Optical Simulations. Index.

About the Author

Janez Krc, PhD, is an associate professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and a member of the Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. He received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Ljubljana. His research and teaching activities cover photovoltaics, optoelectronics, and analog electronic circuits, including optical modeling and light management in thin-film solar cells.

Marko Topic, PhD, is a professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and head of the Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics at the University of Ljubljana. He is also an affiliate professor in the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University. Dr. Topic is the chair of the Slovenian Photovoltaic Technology Platform, a steering committee member of the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform, and a member of the Advisory Group on Energy in the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission. He received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Ljubljana. In 2008, he received Zoisova nagrada, the highest award in the Republic of Slovenia for scientific and research achievements. His research interests include photovoltaics, thin-film semiconductor materials, electron devices, optoelectronics, electronic circuits, and reliability engineering.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC019000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Lasers & Photonics
TEC031010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable