Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/612813
Title:
Applications of Textured Surfaces for Light Harvesting
Author:
Cocilovo, Byron
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Surface textures add another dimension to optical design. They can be used to redirect light, isolate spectral bands, and enhance optical fields. They effectively take up no space, so can be applied to any optical surface–from intermediary elements to substrates. Here I present three applications of textured surfaces for light harvesting. The first project places scattering textures inside a film that can be applied to windows to scatter infrared light towards solar cells at the edges. The collected energy is then used to power tinting films. The second project uses modular diffractive structures to increase the absorption in solar cells. Lastly, structured silver surfaces are used to enhance plasmonics fields and increase two-photon excitation fluorescence.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Light confinement; Photovoltaics; Scattering; Surface tetures; Optical Sciences; Diffraction
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Optical Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Norwood, Robert A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleApplications of Textured Surfaces for Light Harvestingen_US
dc.creatorCocilovo, Byronen
dc.contributor.authorCocilovo, Byronen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractSurface textures add another dimension to optical design. They can be used to redirect light, isolate spectral bands, and enhance optical fields. They effectively take up no space, so can be applied to any optical surface–from intermediary elements to substrates. Here I present three applications of textured surfaces for light harvesting. The first project places scattering textures inside a film that can be applied to windows to scatter infrared light towards solar cells at the edges. The collected energy is then used to power tinting films. The second project uses modular diffractive structures to increase the absorption in solar cells. Lastly, structured silver surfaces are used to enhance plasmonics fields and increase two-photon excitation fluorescence.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectLight confinementen
dc.subjectPhotovoltaicsen
dc.subjectScatteringen
dc.subjectSurface teturesen
dc.subjectOptical Sciencesen
dc.subjectDiffractionen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorNorwood, Robert A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberMilster, Thomas D.en
dc.contributor.committeememberKieu, Khanhen
dc.contributor.committeememberNorwood, Robert A.en
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