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dc.contributor.advisorNorwood, Robert A.en
dc.contributor.authorCocilovo, Byron
dc.creatorCocilovo, Byronen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-13T16:38:57Z
dc.date.available2016-06-13T16:38:57Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/612813
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.
dc.language.isoen_USen
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.subjectLight confinementen
dc.subjectPhotovoltaicsen
dc.subjectScatteringen
dc.subjectSurface teturesen
dc.subjectOptical Sciencesen
dc.subjectDiffractionen
dc.titleApplications of Textured Surfaces for Light Harvestingen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
dc.contributor.committeememberMilster, Thomas D.en
dc.contributor.committeememberKieu, Khanhen
dc.contributor.committeememberNorwood, Robert A.en
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-23T05:24:55Z
html.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.


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