ZnO:Al films of about 400 nm thick were deposited on glass substrates by a magnetron sputtering system. We used a diode-pumped solid-state laser (Nd:YVO4) working at 355 nm to texture the AZO films. The texture patterns used were: a simple pattern obtained by scribing parallel grooves with a constant spacing, and a crisscross pattern obtained with a second array of parallel laser scribes perpendicular to the first one. Varying the process parameters we obtained different morphologies, with scribes ranging from widely spaced to overlapping grooves, and from almost undamaged surfaces to scribes that reached the glass substrate. The light scattering produced by the textured ZnO:Al films was evaluated through the haze factor.

© 2019 IEEE

PDF Article
More Like This
Laser texturing of ZnO:Al front contact for efficiency enhancement in thin-film silicon solar cells

D. Canteli, S. Fernández, J. D. Santos, J. P. González, C. Molpeceres, I. Torres, J. Cárabe, and J. J. Gandía
CE_P_16 The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO_Europe) 2013

Pyramid textured all-back-contact thin-film silicon solar cell

Xiaowei Guo and Bang Liu
ASu2A.4 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACPC) 2015

Modulated Surface Textures for Enhanced Scattering in Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells

O. Isabella, C. Battaglia, C. Ballif, and M. Zeman
PT2C.5 Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics (PV) 2012


You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
Login to access Optica Member Subscription