Optical visible wavelength region selective reflector design for photovoltaic cells using photonic crystal

Korkmaz V., ÇETİN A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, vol.41, no.6, pp.491-497, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/fiz-1704-29
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.491-497
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we have proposed an optical broadband angular reflector having a band selective feature and high reflectivity rate for photovoltaic implementations by using a photonic crystal structure made of two different dielectric layers. This paper presents new and useful information about a reflector that was designed by using a periodic structure composed of two Si based layers for the visible range in the solar spectrum region. The system has been adjusted in such a way that it could cover a wide wavelength area between the photonic band gaps at nearly lambda approximate to 300-800 nm. We have tested the proposed reflector against different angles of incidence of the light. The reflectivity spectra of the optical structure have been calculated.