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Recent status and prospects of the EU-funded ALPINE project
Author(s): Stefano Selleri; Annamaria Cucinotta; Federica Poli; Enrico Coscelli; Davide Passaro; Lasse Leick; Yves Hernandez; Veronica Bermudez; Evgeny Zibik; Norbert Lichtenstein; Erwin Lotter; Alessio Bosio; Davide Polverini
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Paper Abstract

The ALPINE project is developing innovative fiber lasers for the scribing of new thin film photovoltaic modules with the aims to push forward the European research and development of fiber laser systems and solar energy exploitation. The fiber lasers will be based on photonic crystal fibers, which are characterized by unusual and interesting light guiding properties exploited to deliver high power with excellent beam quality and high resonator stability and efficiency, and will be applied to substitute mechanical scribing steps in the photovoltaic module production. In addition, new photovoltaic thin film technologies is applied, which is based on cadmium telluride and copper indium diselenide materials. With a potential conversion efficiency just below that of crystalline silicon, these new material approaches are ready to enter the market with low manufacturing costs for immediate economic or environment impact.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7921, Laser-based Micro- and Nanopackaging and Assembly V, 79210S (21 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873734
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Stefano Selleri, Univ. degli Studi di Parma (Italy)
Annamaria Cucinotta, Univ. degli Studi di Parma (Italy)
Federica Poli, Univ. degli Studi di Parma (Italy)
Enrico Coscelli, Univ. degli Studi di Parma (Italy)
Davide Passaro, Univ. degli Studi di Parma (Italy)
Lasse Leick, NKT Photonics A/S (Denmark)
Yves Hernandez, Multitel A.S.B.L. (Belgium)
Veronica Bermudez, NEXCIS (France)
Evgeny Zibik, Oclaro, Inc. (Switzerland)
Norbert Lichtenstein, Oclaro, Inc. (Switzerland)
Erwin Lotter, Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung (Germany)
Alessio Bosio, Solar System & Equipment (Italy)
Davide Polverini, European Commission Joint Research Ctr. (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7921:
Laser-based Micro- and Nanopackaging and Assembly V
Wilhelm Pfleging; Yongfeng Lu; Kunihiko Washio, Editor(s)

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