Micro-Raman analysis of GaAs Schottky barrier solar cell

R Jothilakshmi, V Ramakrishnan, J. Kumar, A Sarua, M Kuball

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Gallium arsenide (GaAs) cells have been in the race with silicon single-crystal cells for the highest efficiency photovoltaic devices. The annealed, irradiated Schottky barrier (SB) solar cells were characterised using micro-Raman spectroscopy at three different regions: namely, at the (1) ohmic contact region, (2) unirradiated region and (3) irradiated region. We also present a micro-Raman study of the damage process in annealed GaAs SB solar cells bombarded by high-energy ions. A Gaussian line shape was fitted to the Raman spectra of the longitudinal optical phonon A(1)(LO), and parameters such as intensity, full width at half maximum (FWHM) and the area under the peak were obtained for the different annealing temperatures. Biaxial stress (sigma), carrier concentration (n), depletion length (L(d)), dislocation velocity (nu) and life time of the first-order optical phonon (tau) of the A(1)(LO) mode of the irradiated region of the samples annealed at different temperatures were calculated. Copyright (C) 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Translated title of the contributionMicro-Raman analysis of GaAs Schottky barrier solar cell
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422 - 428
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Raman Spectroscopy
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

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