Keywords

Laser communication systems, Solar batteries

Abstract

The optical detector characteristics of a silicon solar cell are examined. A general equivalent circuit model is developed and typical parameter values are determined. A comparison is made between the photovoltaic and short circuit operating modes and the short circuit mode is shown to be preferable in terms of linearity, extended frequency response, and temperature stability. A method is developed to determine the noise characteristics of the amplifier-detector system used in the short circuit mode. The silicon solar cell is shown to be an economical alternative to standard photodiodes in low to medium data rate systems.

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Graduation Date

1977

Advisor

Phillips, Ronald L.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

iv, 31 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0012846

Subjects

Laser communication systems, Solar batteries

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Included in

Engineering Commons

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