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A focused super-continuum solar simulator for illuminated solar cell microscopy

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Author(s)

Tasshi Dennis

Abstract

The design and application of a novel, focused solar simulator based on a high-power, super-continuum laser is described. We used the simulator to create micrometer-scale spatial maps of full-spectrum optical beam induced current (FS-OBIC) in sample solar cells. Microscopic details such as grid lines, damage spots, and material variations were selectively excited and spatially resolved. By approaching a diffraction-limited focus, it is anticipated that this unique tool can be effectively used to characterize the detailed operation of solar cell materials and devices at the nanoscale.
Proceedings Title
Technical Proceedings of the 2013 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Nanotech 2013
Conference Dates
May 12-16, 2013
Conference Location
National Harbor, MD
Conference Title
Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion

Keywords

Solar, Photovoltaic, Simulator, Super-Continuum, Microscopy, Multi-Junction

Citation

Dennis, T. (2013), A focused super-continuum solar simulator for illuminated solar cell microscopy, Technical Proceedings of the 2013 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Nanotech 2013, National Harbor, MD (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created May 12, 2013, Updated February 19, 2017