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A versatile light-emitting-diode-based spectral response measurement system for photovoltaic device characterization

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Author(s)

Behrang H. Hamadani, John F. Roller, Brian P. Dougherty, Howard W. Yoon

Abstract

An absolute differential spectral response measurement system for solar cells is presented. The system couples an array of light emitting diodes (LEDs) with an optical waveguide to provide large area illumination. Two unique yet complementary measurement methods were developed and tested with the same measurement apparatus. Good agreement was observed between the two methods based on testing of a variety of solar cells. The first method is a lock-in technique that can be performed over a broad pulse frequency range, The second method is based on synchronous multi-frequency optical excitation and electrical detection. An innovative scheme for providing light bias during each measurement method is discussed.
Citation
Optics Express

Keywords

Solar, Solar cells, Photovoltaic, PV, LEDs, Light Emitting Diodes, Spectral response, characterization, instrumentation

Citation

Hamadani, B. , Roller, J. , Dougherty, B. and Yoon, H. (2012), A versatile light-emitting-diode-based spectral response measurement system for photovoltaic device characterization, Optics Express, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=910849 (Accessed July 20, 2024)

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Created June 29, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017