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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 18, Iss. S2 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: A126–A132

Evolutionary algorithm for optimization of nonimaging Fresnel lens geometry

N. Yamada and T. Nishikawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue S2, pp. A126-A132 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.00A126


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Abstract

In this study, an evolutionary algorithm (EA), which consists of genetic and immune algorithms, is introduced to design the optical geometry of a nonimaging Fresnel lens; this lens generates the uniform flux concentration required for a photovoltaic cell. Herein, a design procedure that incorporates a ray-tracing technique in the EA is described, and the validity of the design is demonstrated. The results show that the EA automatically generated a unique geometry of the Fresnel lens; the use of this geometry resulted in better uniform flux concentration with high optical efficiency.

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OCIS Codes
(220.1770) Optical design and fabrication : Concentrators
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(220.4298) Optical design and fabrication : Nonimaging optics

ToC Category:
Solar Concentrators

History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2010
Published: May 19, 2010

Citation
N. Yamada and T. Nishikawa, "Evolutionary algorithm for optimization of nonimaging Fresnel lens geometry," Opt. Express 18, A126-A132 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-S2-A126


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