A dimpled light guide solar concentrator has been manufactured, and measurements of this prototype have been successfully modeled to predict performance. A second generation prototype was manufactured with 70% optical efficiency at 60x geometric concentration.
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(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
M. Brown, D. Moore, G. Schmidt, and B. Unger, "Measurement and Characterization of Dimpled Planar Light Guide Prototypes," in International Optical Design Conference and Optical Fabrication and Testing , OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JMB45P.