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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 20, Iss. S3 — May. 7, 2012
  • pp: A395–A405

Progress in phosphors and filters for luminescent solar concentrators

Dick K. G. de Boer, Dirk J. Broer, Michael G. Debije, Wilco Keur, Andries Meijerink, Cees R. Ronda, and Paul P. C. Verbunt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue S3, pp. A395-A405 (2012)

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Luminescent solar concentrators would allow for high concentration if losses by reabsorption and escape could be minimized. We introduce a phosphor with close-to-optimal luminescent properties and hardly any reabsorption. A problem for use in a luminescent concentrator is the large scattering of this material; we discuss possible solutions for this. Furthermore, the use of broad-band cholesteric filters to prevent escape of luminescent radiation from this phosphor is investigated both experimentally and using simulations. Simulations are also used to predict the ultimate performance of luminescent concentrators.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

ToC Category:
Solar Concentrators

Original Manuscript: January 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 16, 2012
Published: March 29, 2012

Dick K. G. de Boer, Dirk J. Broer, Michael G. Debije, Wilco Keur, Andries Meijerink, Cees R. Ronda, and Paul P. C. Verbunt, "Progress in phosphors and filters for luminescent solar concentrators," Opt. Express 20, A395-A405 (2012)

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