login E-MAIL: PASSWORD: Forgot your password?
EU PVSEC

Browse topics

Document details

Show tagged papers | Back to overview |
 
Title:
 
Spectral Down-Conversion in Sm-Doped Borate Glasses for Photovoltaic Applications
 
Abstract/Summary:
 
Samarium-doped borate glasses containing different types and concentrations of network modifiers are investigated as down-converting top glass for silicon solar cells. Optical and structural properties of the glasses are investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, optical absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy. The outstanding characteristics are high optical transparency, robustness and price. Upon excitation above the ultraviolet (UV) absorption edge, borate glasses show a broad and intense fluorescence in the UV and blue spectral range. It is shown that borate glasses are good candidates as a matrix material for fluorescent ions like samarium.
 
 
Author(s):
 
M. Dyrba, P.-T. Miclea, S. Schweizer
 
Keywords:
 
Fundamentals, Photoluminescence, Spectroscopy, High Efficiency
 
Topic:
 
Advanced Photovoltaics: New Concepts and Ultra-high Efficiency
Subtopic: Fundamental Studies
Event: 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 6-10 September 2010, Valencia, Spain
Session: 1DV.2.23
 
Pages:
 
375 - 377
ISBN: 3-936338-26-4
Paper DOI: 10.4229/25thEUPVSEC2010-1DV.2.23
 
Price:
 
 
0,00 EUR
 
Document(s): paper