Newport® Corporations Oriel ® Instruments IQE-200 QE measurement system
Oriel® Instruments IQE-200® takes 40 years of light source and monochromator expertise, as well as innovation in optical design to create a sophisticated measurement tool for Quantum Efficiency. The IQE-200 provides a solution for measuring External Quantum Efficiency (EQE) and Internal Quantum Efficiency (IQE) in an AC chopped mode which facilitates most cell types . All IQE-200 models, can be configured with options that allow the user to customize a solution that meets their individual needs for PV measurement.Contact a Newport sales engineer to discuss custom configurations/capabilities.
Oriel Instrument's IQE-200 measurement systems allows researchers to measure External Quantum efficiency (EQE) also known as Incident Photon to Charge Carrier Efficiency (IPCE) as well as Internal Quantum Efficiency (IQE) for solar cells, detectors, or any other photon-to-charge converting device. Standard IQE-200 models offer chopped AC mode.All IQE 200 models use proven, durable Oriel components to provide a "turnkey" solution incorporating light source, monochromator, detectors, related electronics, software and PC in a preconfigured, assembled and calibrated format. Accessories are available to provide positive sample positioning, temperature control, electrical probing capabilities and light bias. All IQE-200 models incorporate a novel detector geometry providing a dual beam output for simultaneous measurement of EQE and IQE. In addition, an integrating sphere accessory can be mounted which allows for more accurate diffuse reflectance measurement for IQE of textured sample surfaces. The unique design of the system meets the requirements outlined in ASTM Method E 1021-06.For custom configurations like mapping capabilities or different for sample specific optical needs, please contact your sales engineer to discuss your custom application. All Oriel components are from Newport Corporation, an industry leader in light sources, spectroscopy products, precision motion control, and continuous wave solar simulators.
External Quantum Efficiency (EQE) indicates the ratio of the number of photons incident on a solar cell to the number of generated charge carriers, while Internal Quantum Efficiency (IQE) considers the internal efficiency; that is, the losses associated with the photons reflected back from the surface of the cell are also measured to claculate a net efficiency.The EQE/IQE measurements are critical especially during the materials research and cell design stage to understand the conversion efficiency as a function of the wavelength of light impingent on the cell. The matrix of the solar cells can be altered to optimize the performance of the cells for any given spectral component of the sunlight. The overall efficiency of the cells can be optimized so conversion occurs over a broader spectrum of light, increasing overall performance efficiency of the cell.
* Colored filters are available for biasing a junction
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To accurately measure the EQE/IQE of a solar cell the system calculates the ratio of current produced by the monochromatic light at a given wavelength to the current generated by reference detectors at the same wavelength. The unique optical design of the IQE-200 allows for simultaneous measurement of the sample, reference detector and a reference detector for reflected light to produce a precise measurement of EQE and IQE simultaneously without repositioning detectors or sample. The patent pending optical design allows for simultaneous measurement in AC mode of acquisition. The monochromator used is configured with the appropriate gratings for the wavelength range of the detector system. Order sorting filters have been chosen and pre-installed specific to the wavelength range of each model.
The IQE-200 design allows for flexibility in light source choices (QTH or Xenon). All systems include a 1/8 m monochromator, order sorting filters in a motorized filter wheel, chopper motor with lock-in amplifier, and detector choices for desired wavelength ranges to create a flexible platform for AC type measurements of solar cells.
Optional Accessories Available:
The Oriel QE Commander software comes pre-installed on a laptop computer included as part of the system. The QE Commander software provides control of the hardware via a simple intuitive interface allowing for one button data acquisition for EQE and IQE.QE Commander controls all the basic system components, including the monochromator, order sorting filter wheel, Merlin lock-in amplifier, and chopper. QE Commander measures up to all data channels in a single pass and generates real time EQE and IQE curves as a fuction of wavelength being measured. It can provide real time readout of temperature and ISc as well. EQE and IQE are all calculated in a single pass without the need to reposition detectors or sample, minimizing error in measurement accuracy. All IQE-200 models and QE Commander software offer a versatile design which allows for customization of the system configuration and software to suit many applications. Please contact a Newport sales engineer to discuss your application for a quotation on a system that meets your applications specific needs.