A way to increase photovoltaic efficiency using fiber optics?
One of the claimed inhibitors of efficiency was the band gap of materials which contrasts to that of a photon. My idea is a way to possibly mitigate this loss by increasing the frequency of the electricity being generated(?) and taking it directly to coil.
In a glass fiber from fiber optics, light bounces back and forth many times before finally exiting out the other end of the fiber optic thread.
What if you were to manufacture a fiber optic thread so that it has a thin copper coil embedded in it that would have a staggered patterned coating on bare copper of n type and p type silicon? Think n,p,n,p,n,p etc for the nano coating facing the light source. The copper winding would be encapsulated at this point to prevent energy leakage. The copper coil would not be tightly wound and would leave space for some of the light to reflect to the other parts of coil.
The nano silicon of p and n types would directly transfer the photovoltaic charge to the copper coil and it would remain homogenous to the coil. A secondary coil would be used (not coated with anything save for an insulator) to transfer the energy elsewhere. So basically this is induction.
Would the back and forth motion of electrical charges be sufficient for this to work?
Would the induction frequency occur near the speed of light?