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Optics for Solar Energy
Tucson, Arizona United States
November 3-7, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-55752-986-2
Concentrators - Tracking, Planar and Array Configurations (RT3D)

A Lens-to-Channel Waveguide Solar Concentrator

Yuxiao Liu, Ran Huang, and Christi K. Madsen  »View Author Affiliations


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We present a lens-to-waveguide structure, employing a lens array and tapered channel waveguides. It eliminates decoupling losses for 100% design efficiency, providing up to 5000x concentration under 0.26° incidence angle.

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OCIS Codes
(220.1770) Optical design and fabrication : Concentrators
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(080.2175) Geometric optics : Etendue

Y. Liu, R. Huang, and C. K. Madsen, "A Lens-to-Channel Waveguide Solar Concentrator," in Renewable Energy and the Environment, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper RT3D.1.

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