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Optics for Solar Energy
Tucson, Arizona United States
June 7-8, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-55752-892-6
Solar Poster Session (STuE)

Acceptance Angle and Illumination Uniformity for Overfilled Optical Concentrators

Alan R. Kost, Katherine X. Liu, and Charles Qian

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OSE.2010.STuE3


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Abstract

Solar concentrators are frequently characterized by an acceptance angle that specifies optical throughput when the concentrator is misaligned. Here we introduce an effective acceptance angle that includes the effect of illumination non-uniformatity on system performance.

© 2010 The Optical Society

OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.1770) Optical design and fabrication : Concentrators
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

Citation
A. R. Kost, K. X. Liu, and C. Qian, "Acceptance Angle and Illumination Uniformity for Overfilled Optical Concentrators," in Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper STuE3.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OSE-2010-STuE3


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