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Proposing Institution

Lehrstuhl für Informatik 10 (Systemsimulation), Uni Erlangen
Project Manager

Prof. Dr. Christoph Pflaum
Cauerstrasse 11
91058 Erlangen
A sophisticated light management is important to construct thin-film solar cells with optimal efficiency. The light management is based on suitable nanostructures of the different layers and materials with optimized optical properties. The design, development, and test of new solar cell prototypes with respect to an optimal light management are a time consuming processes. For this reason, suitable models and simulation techniques are required for the analysis of optical properties within thin-film solar cells. A rigorous analysis, by a discretization method for Maxwell's equations, leads to the most accurate simulations, because it includes optical effects like interference, optical near-field properties, and plasmonic effects. This leads to algorithms which are computationally intensive.

Impressum, Conny Wendler