Computational analysis of the refractive index of multiple quantum wells for QWSC applications

Rault, Francis K., and Zahedi, Ahmad (2003) Computational analysis of the refractive index of multiple quantum wells for QWSC applications. Microelectronics Journal, 34 (2). pp. 149-158.

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Abstract

In this paper, the authors extend on previous work regarding a new approach to calculating the refractive index of the quantum wells of a quantum well solar cell device. The new approach is computational and considers the presence of an electric field perpendicular to the quantum well layers. The model is based on the modified single effective oscillator (MSEO) model. The MSEO model is dependent upon three specific parametric equations. Using the relationships between these equations and how electric field effects these three parameters. The effects of the electric field on the refractive index of the quantum well layer can be determined. Computational analysis under AM 1.5 conditions for a hypothetical quantum well structure is performed with any discrepancies in the approach discussed.

Item ID: 11391
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: electric field; modified single effective oscillator model; refractive index; quantum well solar cell
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ISSN: 0026-2692
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2010 04:12
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090604 Microelectronics and Integrated Circuits @ 100%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850504 Solar-Photovoltaic Energy @ 100%
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