20 February 2008 Applications for pulsed and continuous wave fiber lasers in the photovoltaic industry
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Proceedings Volume 6879, Photon Processing in Microelectronics and Photonics VII; 68790U (2008); doi: 10.1117/12.767512
Event: Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering, 2008, San Jose, California, United States
Abstract
Global interest in solar power has created a huge increase in manufacturing capability for silicon based photovoltaic devices. The consequent shortage of silicon has also led to increased interest in thin film solar technology and many new manufacturing facilities are due to come on stream. Lasers are required for precision ablation, cutting and welding tasks on both silicon and thin film based devices. The photovoltaic industry has not been slow to take advantage of the benefits and capabilities of fiber lasers for these tasks. A brief review of these processes is presented along with examples of high speed high quality silicon cutting and thin film ablation using fiber lasers.
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A. P. Hoult, J. Gabzdyl, "Applications for pulsed and continuous wave fiber lasers in the photovoltaic industry", Proc. SPIE 6879, Photon Processing in Microelectronics and Photonics VII, 68790U (20 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.767512; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.767512
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Fiber lasers

Silicon

Semiconductor lasers

Silicon films

Laser cutting

Photovoltaics

Thin films

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