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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6487–6492

Comparative analysis of different secondary optical elements for aspheric primary lenses

M. Victoria, C. Domínguez, I. Antón, and G. Sala  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6487-6492 (2009)

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The performance of different reflexive and refractive secondaries optimized for the same primary lens is studied by using ray-tracing simulation. Different solutions are approached according to materials and manufacturing processes currently available in the market, which can be potentially cost-effective for concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules. They are compared in terms of system optical efficiency and acceptance angle. In addition, irradiance distribution over the cell is also studied.

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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:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: January 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2009
Published: April 3, 2009

Marta Victoria, César Domínguez, Ignacio Antón, and Gabriel Sala, "Comparative analysis of different secondary optical elements for aspheric primary lenses," Opt. Express 17, 6487-6492 (2009)

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