TCAD Application Optoelectronic Example 

Simulation of Planar Solar Cells with Transfer Matrix Method 

This template demonstrates the use of the transfer matrix method (TMM) of TCAD Sentaurus for the calculation of solar cell characteristics: reflectance and transmittance spectra, quantum efficiency, and I-V curves. A planar silicon structure is used in the setup.

Figure 1
Close-up the solar cell generated by Sentaurus Structure Editor.

Figure 2
Current and power versus bias voltage for the illuminated device.

Figure 3
Reflectance/transmittance coefficients versus wavelength of the incident light.

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