Light emission as a solar cell analysis technique

Christiana Honsberg, Allen M. Barnett

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A new method for testing gallium arsenide solar cells by examining the light emitted when the solar cell is forward biased is presented. Examination of the emitted light reveals the presence and location of several types of defects. The effect of shunt defects on the emitted light is investigated. Other types of solar cell defects are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-63
Number of pages5
JournalSolar Cells
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1987
Externally publishedYes

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