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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 2325–2334

Nominally stationary high-concentration solar optics by gradient-index lenses

Panagiotis Kotsidas, Vijay Modi, and Jeffrey M. Gordon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 2325-2334 (2011)

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It is shown how novel solutions for realistic gradient-index lenses create the possibility of nominally stationary solar photovoltaic concentrators capable of daylong averaged flux concentration levels of order 103.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(110.2760) Imaging systems : Gradient-index lenses
(220.1770) Optical design and fabrication : Concentrators
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

ToC Category:
Solar Energy

Original Manuscript: November 29, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2011
Published: January 24, 2011

Panagiotis Kotsidas, Vijay Modi, and Jeffrey M. Gordon, "Nominally stationary high-concentration solar optics by gradient-index lenses," Opt. Express 19, 2325-2334 (2011)

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