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Frequency response of the external quantum efficiency in multijunction solar cells

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Author(s)

Nicolas Marquez Peraca, D T. Bilir, Behrang Hamadani

Abstract

The frequency dependence of the external quantum efficiency (EQE) of high-quality multijunction solar cells was examined by the modulated photocurrent spectroscopy method via an optical setup comprised of a light-pipe-coupled compact LED array. The optical excitation was achieved through sinusoidal electrical modulation of an appropriate LED by a custom-designed, high bandwidth amplifier. We observed very unique features in the amplitude and phase data of the EQE frequency sweeps that are very sensitive to various subcell parameters. These features are discussed extensively within the context of an AC equivalent circuit model.
Citation
Optics Express
Volume
25
Issue
16

Keywords

multijunction solar cell, PV, Photovoltaics, quantum efficiency, modulated photocurrent

Citation

Marquez Peraca, N. , Bilir, D. and Hamadani, B. (2017), Frequency response of the external quantum efficiency in multijunction solar cells, Optics Express, [online], https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.25.00A709 (Accessed March 5, 2024)
Created June 28, 2017, Updated October 12, 2021