Improvement of power conversion efficiency in photovoltaic-assisted UHF rectifiers by non-silicide technique applied to photovoltaic cells

Koji Kotani

研究成果: Article査読

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Non-silicide PV cell structures were successfully applied to the photovoltaic (PV)-assisted UHF rectifier, which is one example realization of the "synergistic ambient energy harvesting" concept. Silicide blocking of PV cell area was experimentally verified to be effective for increasing photogenerated bias voltage, which resulted in the improved power conversion efficiency (PCE) of the rectifier by enhanced VTH compensation effect. Increase in both transparency of light and quantum efficiency of PV cells obtained by eliminating silicide layer affects the PCE improvement almost equally. 25.8% of PCE was achieved under the conditions of an RF input power of -20 dBm, a frequency of 920 MHz, an output load of 47 kΩ, and a typical indoor light irradiance level of 1W/m2. In addition, when the non-silicide PV cell technique was applied to the voltage-boosted PV-cell structures, 32.1% peak PCE was achieved at 10W/m2.

本文言語English
論文番号04DE02
ジャーナルJapanese journal of applied physics
54
4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 4 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 工学(全般)
  • 物理学および天文学(全般)

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