The Femtosecond Energy Diffusion Sensor: A Non-contact Tool for Photovoltaic Characterization

Abstract

The femtosecond energy diffusion sensor is presented as a non-contact tool for the use in the characterization of thin film hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) photovoltaic cells. The sensor is based on the pump-probe technique and when used with the appropriate models, this non-contact, non-destructive tool is shown to be capable of measuring important material characteristics of each layer of a p-i-n junction including bandgap and density of states. When fully developed, it is believed that the sensor could be used in a factory environment to detect and solve problems rapidly and to maintain control of the entire manufacturing process. @DOI: 10.1115/1.1767991#

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@inproceedings{Norris2005TheFE, title={The Femtosecond Energy Diffusion Sensor: A Non-contact Tool for Photovoltaic Characterization}, author={Pamela M. Norris}, year={2005} }