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Study of Electrical Characteristics of GaN-Based Photovoltaics With Graded In _{x} Ga _{1-{x}} N Absorption Layer

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8 Author(s)
Han Cheng Lee ; AU Optronics Corp., Taichung, Taiwan ; Yan Kuin Su ; Wen How Lan ; Jia Ching Lin
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GaN-based photovoltaics (PVs) with a graded InxGa1-xN absorption layer (GIAL) were investigated. Compared to PVs with a single InGaN absorption layer (SIAL), the leakage current and carrier transportation could be improved in the PVs with a GIAL, which was attributed to the reduction of lattice mismatch and improvement of band offset, respectively. Under AM 1.5G one-sun illumination, the open-circuit voltage and short-circuit current density of the PVs with a GIAL were 1.33 V and 5.9 × 10-4 A/cm2, respectively, while the fill factor and power conversion efficiency were 65% and 0.51%, respectively. The efficiency of PVs with a GIAL is much higher than that of PVs with a SIAL.

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IEEE Photonics Technology Letters  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 6 )