Energy

Solar cell characterization

Solar cells can be characterized using a SuperK supercontinuum laser as a sun simulator, either with bulky samples, or to look at microscale features such as plasmonic particles for up- or down-conversion mechanisms; this often requires broadband excitation with a spectral shape as close as possible to the sun spectrum.
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Pipeline Monitoring

In the oil industry and other industries where liquids are transported in pipelines over long distances, the integrity and health condition of the pipelines is extremely critical. Due to the economic importance these pipeline are potential targets for malicious intrusion and attacks, and furthermore mechanical cracks and fatigue can lead to disastrous spills with severe economic and environmental consequences. Read more