Newport announces new solar cell test capabilities

Sept. 15, 2008
Newport Corp. has announced the latest enhancements to its Technology and Applications Center (TAC) and unveiled a full range of device characterization and material science capabilities dedicated to the rapidly growing photovoltaic market.

Newport Corp. has announced the latest enhancements to its Technology and Applications Center (TAC) and unveiled a full range of device characterization and material science capabilities dedicated to the rapidly growing photovoltaic market.

These new TAC capabilities are an excellent addition to the company's broad portfolio of manufacturing and test solutions, which incorporate lasers, light sources, motion systems, optics, test and measurement technologies.

In addition, the new TAC services complement the ongoing efforts of the company's industrial applications laboratory in Mountain View, CA, and its photovoltaic applications laboratory in Stahnsdorf, Germany, which are dedicated to researching and developing new techniques and innovative laser-based technologies that help increase the efficiency and reduce the cost of manufacturing solar cells.

According to Dennis Werth, VP, Precision Components and Systems Business, "In 2006, Newport established the TAC to demonstrate experimental configurations and techniques that use a full range of Newport's products to produce world-class results in leading-edge scientific research applications.

"The TAC has demonstrated the value-in-use of Newport's high-performance lasers, optics and instrumentation in advanced photonics applications, and has successfully partnered with a wide range of customers to significantly enhance their research and development efforts. Today, we are very excited to be able to provide a comprehensive range of capabilities for the rapidly growing photovoltaic market."

Werth continued, "The TAC is truly unique within the photonics industry because it is the only facility that can provide state-of-the-art device characterization as well as material analysis at the atomic level. We look forward to collaborating with the thought leaders in solar cell development and manufacturing and helping them to develop new cutting-edge products and technologies for this dynamic industry."

Leveraging the company's Oriel product family, the TAC offers a wide range of capabilities including solar simulators, IV testing, QE and IQE measurement. In addition, the center also leverages its knowledge and expertise in femtosecond laser technology and spectroscopy to offer measurements of photoluminescence, carrier lifetime via transient absorption, and nonlinear imaging.

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