III–V solar cells under monochromatic illumination

  title={III–V solar cells under monochromatic illumination},
  author={A. Bett and F. Dimroth and Rudiger Lockenhoff and E. Oliva and J. Schubert},
  journal={2008 33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference},
  • A. Bett, F. Dimroth, +2 authors J. Schubert
  • Published 2008
  • Physics, Materials Science
  • 2008 33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
  • Photovoltaic cells illuminated with a monochromatic light source have revealed the highest ever reported photon-energy conversion efficiency. In this paper we investigate laser illuminated photovoltaic cells. III–V materials including GaInP, GaAs and GaSb were used to fabricate laser power converters. A special emphasis is given to the GaAs material. Here we report on the use of a lateral conduction layer which reduces the emitter sheet resistance. This solves the problem of ohmic losses due to… CONTINUE READING

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