Multifrequency numerical simulations of the light-coupling efficiency of a prismatic bioinspired compound lens (BCL) of silicon atop a thick silicon substrate were carried out within the framework of geometrical optics. Comparison was made with untextured and groove-textured silicon substrates as well as with untextured silicon substrates with a double-layer anti-reflection (DLAR) coating. Taking into account the broadband nature and the sea-level spectral irradiance of the insolation flux, and averaging over all admissible directions and both linear polarization states of the incident light, we found that the light-coupling efficiency can be almost doubled with respect to the untextured silicon substrate and enhanced by about a third with respect to a DLAR-coated untextured silicon substrate, by adopting a DLAR-coated silicon BCL.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Medicine
- Engineering (miscellaneous)