Light-to-Electricity Conversion

  • Marius GrundmannEmail author
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


The use of diodes for the conversion of electromagnetic radiation (light) into electrical signals is discussed with many examples for devices such as photoconductors, pn-, pin-, MSM- and avalanche photodiodes and charge-coupled devices. Energy conversion with solar cells is explained and standard and advanced solar cells concepts are introduced.


Solar Cell Photocatalytic Activity Quantum Efficiency Depletion Layer Excess Noise Factor 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Experimentelle Physik IIUniversität LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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