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One-dimensional metallic-dielectric (Ag/SiO₂) photonic crystals filter for thermophotovoltaic applications
- Mostafa, Samia I., Rafat, Nadia H., El-Naggar, Sahar A.
- Renewable energy 2012 v.45 pp. 245-250
- absorbance, crystals, filters, reflectance, renewable energy sources
- In this article, the performance of one dimensional metallic-dielectric photonic crystals (1D MDPCs) filter for improving the performance of thermophotovoltaic (TPV) systems is studied. The reflectance and absorbance of Ag/SiO₂ filters are calculated using the transfer matrix method. The spectral efficiencies and the above-bandgap transmissions of the filters are calculated for different choices of number of periods and layer thicknesses. Furthermore, an optimized stack design that exhibits better spectral efficiencies and better above-bandgap transmission is presented.