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Optics and Photonics for Advanced Energy Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts United States
June 24-25, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55752-875-9
Solar I (WD)

Focusing on the Optics

Narkis Shatz, John Bortz, and Roland Winston


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The flux-transfer efficiency of nonimaging optical systems is limited by ├ętendue conservation. For symmetric optical systems a more stringent limitation is imposed. A concentrating photovoltaic system comprises collection/concentration optics and a solar cell.

© 2009 The Optical Society

OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

N. Shatz, J. Bortz, and R. Winston, "Focusing on the Optics," in Optics and Photonics for Advanced Energy Technology, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper WD7.

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