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Optics for Solar Energy
Austin, Texas United States
November 2-3, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-920-6
Planar Optical Concentrators and High Efficiency Concepts (SRThB)

Reactive Self-Tracking Solar Concentration

Katherine Baker, Jason Karp, Justin Hallas, and Joseph Ford  »View Author Affiliations


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We present a design for a reactive self-tracking solar concentrator. Using a cladding material with a non-linear optical response in a planar micro-optic solar concentrator allows for wide-angle acceptance without violating ├ętendue.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(220.1770) Optical design and fabrication : Concentrators
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

K. Baker, J. Karp, J. Hallas, and J. Ford, "Reactive Self-Tracking Solar Concentration," in Renewable Energy and the Environment, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper SRThB2.

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