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)