In this document, we demonstrate a new approach to sensitive EQE (sEQE) characterization for measuring the lowest EQE values possible for organic solar cell and photodetector technology research. We cover: conventional instrumentation used for sEQE measurements; an alternate approach that employs a synchronous source measure system to perform DC I-V sweeps and lock-in detection of a device's induced AC photocurrent; and results of measurements performed on a C60:ZnPc organic solar cell device.
- Understand the role of sEQE measurements when characterizing organic solar cells
- Know the limitations of conventional sEQE measurement setups, particularly those relating to the varying photocurrent of devices
- Learn how the combination of synchronized, multichannel lock-in acquisition and current autoranging can provide a more efficient approach to sEQE spectroscopy for solar cell research
Who Should Read this Whitepaper:
- Researchers developing materials for photovoltaic devices