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Parametric study of laser photovoltaic energy convertersPhotovoltaic converters are of interest for converting laser power to electrical power in a space-based laser power system. This paper describes a model for photovoltaic laser converters and the application of this model to a neodymium laser silicon photovoltaic converter system. A parametric study which defines the sensitivity of the photovoltaic parameters is described. An optimized silicon photovoltaic converter has an efficiency greater than 50 percent for 1000 W/sq cm of neodymium laser radiation.
Document ID
19870066985
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Walker, G. H. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Heinbockel, J. H. (Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1987
Publication Information
Publication: Solar Cells
Volume: 22
ISSN: 0379-6787
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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