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.
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(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
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.
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