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  • Editor: Christian Seassal
  • Vol. 20, Iss. S6 — Nov. 5, 2012
  • pp: A1005–A1010

Design of an efficient Fresnel-type lens utilizing double total internal reflection for solar energy collection

Ian Wallhead, Teresa Molina Jiménez, Jose Vicente García Ortiz, Ignacio Gonzalez Toledo, and Cristóbal Gonzalez Toledo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue S6, pp. A1005-A1010 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.0A1005


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Abstract

A novel of Fresnel-type lens for use as a solar collector has been designed which utilizes double total internal reflection (D-TIR) to optimize collection efficiency for high numerical aperture lenses (in the region of 0.3 to 0.6 NA). Results show that, depending on the numerical aperture and the size of the receiver, a collection efficiency theoretical improvement on the order of 20% can be expected with this new design compared with that of a conventional Fresnel lens.

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OCIS Codes
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(080.4298) Geometric optics : Nonimaging optics

ToC Category:
Solar Concentrators

History
Original Manuscript: March 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2012
Published: November 1, 2012

Citation
Ian Wallhead, Teresa Molina Jiménez, Jose Vicente García Ortiz, Ignacio Gonzalez Toledo, and Cristóbal Gonzalez Toledo, "Design of an efficient Fresnel-type lens utilizing double total internal reflection for solar energy collection," Opt. Express 20, A1005-A1010 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-S6-A1005


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