Z CALCULATOR

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INPUTS

           
  Angle Internal refl.
  θ RintF RintR
3
Pass 1 (down)  
Pass 2 (up)  
Pass 3 (down)  
All subsequent passes
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OUTPUTS

     
Optical pathlength, Z 18.73  
Sample width, W μm
Optical thickness, Wopt 3745.1 μm
Losses
Not reflected at front 47.4 %
Not reflected at rear 52.6 %
 
Axis ranges Min Max
Pass (x-axis)
Intensity (y-axis)

Computation time: 0.032 s.

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Welcome to the Z calculator

This calculator determines the optical pathlength enhancement of a solar cell. It traces a single ray through the cell and accounts for internal reflection and free-carrier absorption at the front and rear surfaces.

Disclaimer

Neither PV Lighthouse nor any person related to the compilation of this calculator make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information disclosed or rendered by this calculator.

Version 1.1.1, 20-Nov-2013.

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