In this thesis, we investigate new ways of enhancing light absorption in Si solar cells by using nanostructures that show resonant interaction with light. We study the fundamental aspects of resonant scattering of light by metallic and dielectric nanoparticles placed on top of thick and thin dielectric substrates. If optimally designed these nanostructures can lead to efficient light coupling and trapping in solar cells. This allows the realization of novel solar cell architectures with higher efficiency that can be made at lower costs.
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