Nanotech 2013 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2013 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2013: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy (Volume 3)

Solar Power Technologies & Materials Chapter 6

A Focused Super-Continuum Solar Simulator for Illuminated Solar Cell Microscopy

Authors: T. Dennis

Affilation: National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States

Pages: 588 - 591

Keywords: solar simulator, microscopy, super continuum laser, concentrator solar cell, CIGS solar cell

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.

ISBN: 978-1-4822-0586-2
Pages: 806
Hardcopy: $209.95

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