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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1983
  • pp: 1160–1164

Efficiency of luminescence in luminescent solar concentrators

Alexander Lempicki  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 1160-1164 (1983)

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The power efficiency of luminescence excited by solar radiation in luminescent solar collectors is calculated for a glass sheet doped with Cr3+. The achievable chemical potential for an optically thick absorber irradiated by diluted blackbody radiation as a function of Cr3+ concentration, sheet thickness, sunlight dilution, and luminescence quantum yield leads directly to overall conversion efficiency of solar power to luminescence power.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 13, 1982
Published: April 15, 1983

Alexander Lempicki, "Efficiency of luminescence in luminescent solar concentrators," Appl. Opt. 22, 1160-1164 (1983)

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