Abstract

We use a rigorous electromagnetic approach to develop a light-trapping theory, which reveals that the standard limit developed by Yablonovitch can be substantially surpassed in nanophotonic regimes, opening new avenues for highly efficient solar cells.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

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