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import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
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from solcore.light_source import LightSource

TODO If SMARTS is not installed, it keeps trying and producing errors.
LightSource is poorly designed...
The wavelength range of the spectra

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wl = np.linspace(300, 3000, 200)

Now different types of light sources can be defined

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gauss = LightSource(source_type='laser', x=wl, center=800, linewidth=50, power=200)
bb = LightSource(source_type='black body', x=wl, T=5800, entendue='Sun')
am15g = LightSource(source_type='standard', x=wl, version='AM1.5g')
spectral = LightSource(source_type='SPECTRAL2', x=wl)

Plot comparing the different light sources

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plt.figure(1)
plt.plot(*gauss.spectrum(), label='Gauss')
plt.plot(*bb.spectrum(), label='Black body')
plt.plot(*am15g.spectrum(), label='AM1.5G')
plt.plot(*spectral.spectrum(), label='SPECTRAL2')
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try:
    smarts = LightSource(source_type='SMARTS', x=wl)
    plt.plot(*smarts.spectrum(), label='SMARTS')
except TypeError:
    pass
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plt.xlim(300, 3000)
plt.xlabel('Wavelength (nm)')
plt.ylabel('Power density (Wm$^{-2}$nm$^{-1}$)')
plt.tight_layout()
plt.legend()
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try:
    # Plot comparing the spectra calculated with SMARTS at different hours of the day
    for h in range(8, 20):
        plt.plot(*smarts.spectrum(HOUR=h), label='{} h'.format(h))
    plt.xlim(300, 3000)
    plt.xlabel('Wavelength (nm)')
    plt.ylabel('Power density (Wm$^{-2}$nm$^{-1}$)')
    plt.tight_layout()
    plt.legend()
except TypeError:
    pass
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plt.show()