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  • Vol. 80, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 635–641

New luminescent glasses and prospects of using them in solar energy

V. P. Afanas’ev, V. N. Vasil’ev, A. I. Ignat’ev, E. V. Kolobkova, N. V. Nikonorov, A. I. Sidorov, and V. A. Tsekhomskiĭ  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 80, Issue 10, pp. 635-641 (2013)

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This paper presents a comparative analysis of the luminescence and absorption of glasses with molecular clusters of silver and selenium and nanocrystals of copper chloride and cadmium sulfide from the viewpoint of spectral down-conversion of short-wavelength solar radiation into the spectral interval of the maximum efficiency of the photoelectric converter of a solar cell. It is shown that UV and violet radiation can be efficiently converted into the 450–700-nm spectral region by appropriately choosing the luminescence centers in glass, and this promises to reduce the number of stages in a solar cell.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

Original Manuscript: May 15, 2013
Published: December 23, 2013

V. P. Afanas’ev, V. N. Vasil’ev, A. I. Ignat’ev, E. V. Kolobkova, N. V. Nikonorov, A. I. Sidorov, and V. A. Tsekhomskiĭ, "New luminescent glasses and prospects of using them in solar energy," J. Opt. Technol. 80, 635-641 (2013)

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