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2011 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 28-December 2, 2011 | Boston

Meeting Chairs: Cammy R. Abernathy, Paul V. Braun, Masashi Kawsaki, Kathyn J. Wahl

Symposium J : Photonic and Plasmonic Materials for Enhanced Photovoltaic Performance

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Symposium Organizers

Hernan Míguez CSIC
Shanhui Fan Stanford University
Kylie Catchpole The Australian National University
Dim-Lee Kwong Institute of Microelectronics
J1: Exploring the Limits of Absorption Enhancement
Session Chairs
Kylie Catchpole
Hernan Miguez
Zongfu Yu
Monday AM, November 28, 2011
Republic B (Sheraton)

9:30 AM - **J1.1
A Thermodynamic Approach to Artificial Photonic Materials for Solar Energy Conversion.

Harry Atwater 1
1 Applied Physics and Materials Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States

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10:00 AM - J1.2
Ergodicity of Light-Trapping in Nanocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells.

Hui Zhao 1 , Eric Schiff 1 , Baojie Yan 2 , Jeff Yang 2 , Subhendu Guha 2
1 , Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, United States, 2 , United Solar Ovonic. LLC, Troy, Michigan, United States

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10:15 AM - J1.3
Development of Photonic and Plasmonic Designs to Surpass the 4n2 Light Trapping Limit.

Jeremy Munday 1 , Dennis Callahan 1 , Harry Atwater 1
1 Applied Physics, CALTECH, Pasadena, California, United States

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10:30 AM - **J1.4
Wave Domain Light Trapping Theory.

Zongfu Yu 1
1 , Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States

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11:00 AM -
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11:30 AM - **J1.5
Photonic and Plasmonic Solar Cells with Absorption Beyond the Classical 4n2 Limit.

Rana Biswas 1 2
1 , Ames Laboratory, Ames, Iowa, United States, 2 Depts. of Physics & Astronomy; Electrical & Computer Engineering; Microelectronics Research Center, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States

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12:00 PM - J1.6
Inverse Electromagnetic Design for Light Trapping in Solar Cells.

Vidya Ganapati 1 2 , Owen Miller 1 2 , Eli Yablonovitch 1 2
1 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States, 2 Material Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States

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12:15 PM - J1.7
Limiting Solar Cell Acceptance Angle: A Path to Exceeding 40% Efficiency with a Single Junction.

Emily Kosten 1 , Harry Atwater 1
1 , California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States

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12:30 PM - **J1.8
The Opto-Electronic Physics Required to Approach the Shockley-Queisser Efficiency Limit in Solar Cells.

Eli Yablonovitch 1
1 Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States

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J2: Novel Concepts for New Generation Photovoltaics I
Session Chairs
Albert Polman
Monday PM, November 28, 2011
Republic B (Sheraton)

2:30 PM - **J2.1
Trapping Light Fantastic.

Diederik Wiersma 1 , Filippo Pratesi 1 , Kevin Vynck 1 , Francesco Riboli 1 , Matteo Burresi 1
1 micro and nano photonics, European laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS), University of Florence, and INFM-CNR BEC, sesto fiorentino (Florence), Florence, Italy

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3:00 PM - **J2.2
Correlated Randomness for Broad-Band Light-Trapping in Semiconductor Systems.

Peter Bermel 1 2 , Michael Ghebrebrhan 1 2 , Claudia Lau 2 , Xing Sheng 3 , Jurgen Michel 4 , Lionel Kimerling 3 , Marin Soljacic 2 , Steven Johnson 5
1 Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 3 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 4 Materials Processing Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 5 Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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3:30 PM - J2.3
Temporal Coupled Mode Theory of the Microsphere Solar Cell.

Dennis Callahan 1 , Jonathan Grandidier 1 , Harry Atwater 1
1 , Caltech, Pasadena, California, United States

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3:45 PM - J2.4
Visible Three Dimensional Photonic Crystals Using Silicon.

Ganapathi Subramania 1 , Arthur Fischer 1
1 , Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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4:00 PM -
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4:30 PM - J2.5
Intermediate Bands in Metallic Silicon: Design, Evolution, and Effectiveness for Sub-Band Gap Photon Management.

Mark Winkler 1 , Elif Ertekin 1 , Daniel Recht 2 , Joseph Sullivan 1 , Michael Aziz 2 , Jeffrey Grossman 1 , Tonio Buonassisi 1
1 , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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