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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2011
  • pp: 163–169

Promising fluorescent dye for solar energy conversion based on a perylene perinone

Michael G. Debije, Paul P. C. Verbunt, Pradeep J. Nadkarni, Suresh Velate, Kankan Bhaumik, Sankaran Nedumbamana, Brenda C. Rowan, Bryce S. Richards, and Theo L. Hoeks  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 2, pp. 163-169 (2011)

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We describe the synthesis of a dye based on a perylene perinone and evaluate its potential as the functional material for use in the luminescent solar concentrator (LSC). The dye extends the absorption wavelength of LSCs using the perylene-based dye Lumogen Red 305 by more than 50 nm , translating into the collection of potentially 25% more photons at a reasonable fluorescent quantum yield and photostability. When the new perinone is used in a two-waveguide LSC in conjunction with Red 305, the integrated edge emission of the total LSC system may be increased more than 24% when compared to the Red 305 dye alone.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(220.1770) Optical design and fabrication : Concentrators
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

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Original Manuscript: August 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 2010
Published: January 7, 2011

Michael G. Debije, Paul P. C. Verbunt, Pradeep J. Nadkarni, Suresh Velate, Kankan Bhaumik, Sankaran Nedumbamana, Brenda C. Rowan, Bryce S. Richards, and Theo L. Hoeks, "Promising fluorescent dye for solar energy conversion based on a perylene perinone," Appl. Opt. 50, 163-169 (2011)

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