GaInNAs/Ge (1.10/0.67 eV) double-junction solar cell grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition for high efficiency four-junction solar cell application.

11 November 2015

Abstract

GaInNAs materials with narrow bandgaps of 1.10 eV have been grown on a Ge substrate by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition to fabricate GaInNAs/Ge (1.10/0.67 eV) double-junction solar cells. We have studied the photovoltaic characteristics and the external quantum efficiencies of the double-junction cells with various annealing conditions and different GaInNAs base layer thicknesses.

The best external quantum efficiency is obtained from the double-junction cell with a 1170 nm thick GaInNAs base layer annealed at 675 °C for 30 min. Under AM1.5G illumination, the best double-junction cell has a short circuit current density (J SC) as 23.63 mA cm−2, which is dominated by the J SC of the GaInNAs subcell.

Citation

Zhang, X., Chen, B., Pan, X., Wang, L., Ma, D., Zhang, Y., Yang, C. and Wang, Z., 2015. GaInNAs/Ge (1.10/0.67 eV) double-junction solar cell grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition for high efficiency four-junction solar cell application. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 48(47), p.475106.

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