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Returns the solar power spectrum, in Watts/meter^2/meter.

 

The values are based on the global tilt values from the following link: Reference Solar Spectrum Irradiance: ASTM G-173.

Supported Product: FDTD, MODE, DEVICE, INTERCONNECT

 

Syntax

Description

out = solar(1);

Returns the power of the solar spectrum as a function of wavelength, in W/m^2/m

out = solar(0);

Returns the corresponding wavelength vector, in m

 

Example

Use the solar command to get the solar power spectrum. Next, plot the spectrum in the more common units of Watts/m^2/nm.

lambda=solar(0);   # wavelength vector in meters

ssp=solar(1);     # solar spectrum in Watts/meter^2/meter

 

lambda = lambda*1e9; # convert to nm

ssp  = ssp * 1e-9; # convert to /nm

 

plot(lambda,ssp,"wavelength (nm)","Power (W/m^2/nm)", "Solar Spectrum");

 

ref_scripts_solar_zoom81

 

See Also

plot, integrate

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