Saturation in Solar Cells from Ultra-Fast Pulsed-Laser Illumination
We investigate the potential saturation of a silicon solar cell in response to excitation from continuous-wave and ultra-fast pulsed lasers of equivalent average optical power. Because ultra-fast pulsed sources such as the super-continuum laser have very high peak powers, they may be expected to cause solar cells to exhibit non-linear and saturation effects at much lower irradiance levels compared to continuous-wave lasers and solar simulator lamps. Our experimental results strongly suggest this not to be the case, and that ultra-fast lasers do not intrinsically cause enhanced non-linearities by their pulsed nature.
Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Saturation in Solar Cells from Ultra-Fast Pulsed-Laser Illumination, Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Portland, OR, US, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=921006
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