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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2003
  • pp: 5112–5117

Color considerations in fluorescent solar concentrator stacks

Paul D. Swift and Geoff B. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 25, pp. 5112-5117 (2003)

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We present modeled results of the luminous and color outputs of a three-layer stack of fluorescent planar concentrators (FPCs). FPCs have the potential to provide sufficient luminous output to illuminate moderate-sized rooms for reasonably-sized collecting areas. It is of course necessary not only that the lumens be sufficient, but also that the light be sufficiently white as to be comfortable. Modeling shows that by use of a stack of three FPCs, one each of violet, green, and red, it is possible to achieve good color rendering and sufficient lighting levels for room illumination.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

Original Manuscript: January 6, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2003
Published: September 1, 2003

Paul D. Swift and Geoff B. Smith, "Color considerations in fluorescent solar concentrator stacks," Appl. Opt. 42, 5112-5117 (2003)

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