Laser operation by photovoltaic features of kesterite Cu2ZnSnSexS4x crystalline films

  • K. Plucinski
  • A. M. El-Naggar
  • A. A. Albassam
  • A. O. Fedorchuk
  • N. S. AlZayed
  • A. Krymus
  • I. V. Kityk
  • G. Myronchuk


We have found an enhancement of the photovoltaic efficiency from the Cu2ZnSnSexS4x films by illumination by the two coherent beams of 1320 nm 15 ns pulsed Nd:YAG laser. The observed changes did not exceed 10 % and were reversible. Following the performed quantum chemical simulations it was established that the origin of the effect is caused by photopolarization of the intrinsic defect trapping levels within the energy gap and photoinduced phonons. The contribution of the harmonic and anharmonic phonons was evaluated. The optimization of the photovoltaic efficiency was achieved due to the varying of Se/S ration. Additionally the pumping of the trapping intrinsic defect levels was done.


Bi2Se3 Bi2S3 Sb2S3 Crystalline Film Space Charge Density 
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The project was financially supported by King Saud University, Vice Deanship of Research Chairs, Research Chair of Exploitation of Renewable Energy Applications in Saudi Arabia.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Plucinski
    • 1
  • A. M. El-Naggar
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. A. Albassam
    • 2
  • A. O. Fedorchuk
    • 4
  • N. S. AlZayed
    • 2
  • A. Krymus
    • 5
    • 6
  • I. V. Kityk
    • 5
  • G. Myronchuk
    • 5
  1. 1.Electronics DepartmentMilitary University TechnologyWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Research Chair of Exploitation of Renewable Energy Applications in Saudi ArabiaKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Physics Department, Faculty of ScienceAin Shams UniversityAbasia, CairoEgypt
  4. 4.Department of Inorganic and Organic ChemistryLviv National University of Veterinary Medicine and BiotechnologiesLvivUkraine
  5. 5.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringCzestochowa University TechnologyCzestochowaPoland
  6. 6.Department of Solid State PhysicsEast Ukrainian National UniversityLutskUkraine

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