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Ultrafast laser-based tools enhance solar cell efficiencies
Author(s): Finlay Colville
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Paper Abstract

Opportunities for process equipment incorporating ultrafast laser types within the solar industry are numerous and varied. Historic trends and legacy laser adoption provide some perspective to the challenges facing tool suppliers seeking to enter the marketplace. Understanding the different cell concepts produced is one of the first requirements for tool suppliers, with specific process flows within each production line. Thereafter, it is important to consider the limitations of alternative laser types - especially nanosecond lasers - and what if any cost benefit is available to cell manufacturers when switching to ultrafast laser sources. Opportunities are then enabled by appropriate choice of laser processing conditions and tool supply which yields the greatest return-on-investment to the cell and panel producers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7589, Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications X, 758913 (25 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.843783
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Finlay Colville, Coherent, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7589:
Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications X
Alexander Heisterkamp; Joseph Neev; Stefan Nolte; Rick P. Trebino, Editor(s)

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