21 February 2012 Simulation of novel InAlAsSb solar cells
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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.
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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, "Simulation of novel InAlAsSb solar cells", Proc. SPIE 8256, Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices, 82560S (21 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909324; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.909324

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