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Transfer Matrix Methods (TMM) Thin-Film TPV Optical Design

version 1.3 (159 KB) by Zhewen Deng
This tool gives you an output of reflectivity, absorptivity, and transmissivity as a function of wavelength. Allowing only NORMAL incidence.


Updated 22 Jun 2021

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[Beta Version] Disclaimer: This work is still in progress.
== Update 06/22/2021==
ALERT: Currently only allowing NORMAL incidence! i.e. your incident light is perpendicular to the layers! I'm in the process of debugging.
Common questions answered here before you email me:
Please download the Materials folder here:
Please put the Materials folder in the same pathway or file folder as your other downloaded files. The geometry of the films are modeled as semi-infinite films. You can adjust layer composition and thicknesses. You can also add more materials for this program. This work is done together with Zach Berquist and Rachel Fetter at Lenert Research Group at University of Michigan Department of Chemical Engineering.

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Zhewen Deng, Zachary Berquist, Rachel Fetter and Andrej Lenert (2020). Transfer Matrix Methods (TMM) Thin-Film TPV Optical Design (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved July 18, 2020.

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2020a
Compatible with R2017a and later releases
Platform Compatibility
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