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Title: Possible power source found for fiber optic lasers

Abstract

Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratory are researching ways to use a new semiconductor alloy, indium gallium arsenide nitride (InGaAsN), as as photovoltaic power source for lasers in fiber optics and space communication satellites. The efficiency of electricity-generating solar cells utilizing InGaAsN is predicted to be 40%-nearly twice the efficiency rate of a standard silicon solar cell. The use of InGaAsN in solar cells is a potential power source for satellites and other space systems. (AIP) (c)

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Optical Society of America, 2010 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20217068
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Optics and Photonics News
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1047-6938
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; SOLID STATE LASERS; FIBER OPTICS; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SUPPLIES; EFFICIENCY; GALLIUM ARSENIDE SOLAR CELLS; INDIUM ARSENIDES; NITRIDES; CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION

Citation Formats

Krupa, Tyler J. Possible power source found for fiber optic lasers. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Krupa, Tyler J. Possible power source found for fiber optic lasers. United States.
Krupa, Tyler J. Mon . "Possible power source found for fiber optic lasers". United States.
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title = {Possible power source found for fiber optic lasers},
author = {Krupa, Tyler J.},
abstractNote = {Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratory are researching ways to use a new semiconductor alloy, indium gallium arsenide nitride (InGaAsN), as as photovoltaic power source for lasers in fiber optics and space communication satellites. The efficiency of electricity-generating solar cells utilizing InGaAsN is predicted to be 40%-nearly twice the efficiency rate of a standard silicon solar cell. The use of InGaAsN in solar cells is a potential power source for satellites and other space systems. (AIP) (c)},
doi = {},
journal = {Optics and Photonics News},
issn = {1047-6938},
number = 5,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}