CIGS Cell : CIGS Cell

Requires: S-Pisces/Luminous
Minimum Versions: Atlas 5.22.1.R

This example demonstrates the use of the transfer matrix method, TMM , with diffusive interfaces to model a textured CIGS solar cell. This approach is equally applicable to other types of textured thin film cells such as amorphous silicon cells.

The keys to this simulation are the use of the transfer matrix method to account for the coherent interference in the thin films and the use of diffusive interfaces to account for the effects of light trapping in the textured surfaces.

This example also shows the importance and methodology of including conducting layers in the simulation using the transfer matrix method. These models are enabled by the TR.MAT and DIFFUSE parameters of the BEAM statement.

Finally, this is a good example of the specification of diffusive interfaces using haze function parameters and angular distribution functions ADFs on the INTERFACE statements.

To load and run this example, select the Load example button in DeckBuild. This will copy the input file and any support files to your current working directory. Select the run button to execute the example.