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Solar cells are ubiquitous in our modern world, and in this video I explain how we arrive at the circuit model for a solar cell, which is some current source in parallel with a diode.
This is part of my graduate series on optoelectronics / photonics, and is based primarily on Coldren’s book on Lasers as well as graduate-level coursework I have taken in the EECS department at UC Berkeley.
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