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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: B115–B120

Analysis of the absorption layer of CIGS solar cell by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

Seok H. Lee, Hee S. Shim, Chan K. Kim, Jong H. Yoo, Richard E. Russo, and Sungho Jeong  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 7, pp. B115-B120 (2012)

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Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) was applied for the elemental analysis of the thin copper indium gallium diselenide (CuIn1xGaxSe2 [CIGS]) absorption layer deposited on Mo-coated soda-lime glass by the co-evaporation technique. The optimal laser and detection parameters for LIBS measurement of the CIGS absorption layer (1.23 μm) were investigated. The calibration results of Ga/In ratio with respect to the concentration ratios measured by x-ray fluorescence and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy showed good linearity.

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OCIS Codes
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(300.6365) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser induced breakdown
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 2011
Published: February 24, 2012

Seok H. Lee, Hee S. Shim, Chan K. Kim, Jong H. Yoo, Richard E. Russo, and Sungho Jeong, "Analysis of the absorption layer of CIGS solar cell by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy," Appl. Opt. 51, B115-B120 (2012)

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