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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1356–1358

Optical coatings for thermophotovoltaic spectral control

Patrick M. Fourspring, David M. DePoy, Thomas D. Rahmlow, Jr., Jeanne E. Lazo-Wasem, and Edward J. Gratrix  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 7, pp. 1356-1358 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.001356


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Abstract

The efficiency of thermophotovoltaic (TPV) energy conversion is dependent on efficient spectral control. An edge pass filter (short pass) in series with a highly doped, epitaxially grown layer has achieved the highest performance of TPV spectral control.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication

ToC Category:
Filters/Stress

History
Original Manuscript: February 28, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2005

Citation
Patrick M. Fourspring, David M. DePoy, Thomas D. Rahmlow Jr., Jeanne E. Lazo-Wasem, and Edward J. Gratrix, "Optical coatings for thermophotovoltaic spectral control," Appl. Opt. 45, 1356-1358 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-7-1356


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