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Simulation of novel InAlAsSb solar cells
Author(s): Matthew P. Lumb; Maria Gonzalez; Igor Vurgaftman; Jerry R. Meyer; Joshua Abell; Michael Yakes; Raymond Hoheisel; Joseph G. Tischler; Phillip P. Jenkins; Paul N. Stavrinou; Markus Fuhrer; Ned J. Ekins-Daukes; Robert J. Walters
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Paper Abstract

This work uses simulations to predict the performance of InAlAsSb solar cells for use as the top cell of triple junction cells lattice matched to InP. The InP-based material system has the potential to achieve extremely high efficiencies due the availability of lattice matched materials close to the ideal bandgaps for solar energy conversion. The band-parameters, optical properties and minority carrier transport properties are modeled based on literature data for the InAlAsSb quaternary, and an analytical drift-diffusion model is used to realistically predict the solar cell performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2012
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8256, Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices, 82560S (21 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909324
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew P. Lumb, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
The George Washington Univ. (United States)
Maria Gonzalez, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Sotera Defence Solutions (United States)
Igor Vurgaftman, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jerry R. Meyer, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Joshua Abell, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Michael Yakes, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Raymond Hoheisel, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
The George Washington Univ. (United States)
Joseph G. Tischler, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Phillip P. Jenkins, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Paul N. Stavrinou, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Markus Fuhrer, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Ned J. Ekins-Daukes, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Robert J. Walters, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8256:
Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices
Alexandre Freundlich; Jean-Francois F. Guillemoles, Editor(s)

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