OSA's Digital Library

Energy Express

Energy Express

  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.00A395


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (3090 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

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.

© 2012 OSA

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

ToC Category:
Solar Concentrators

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-S3-A395


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. G. Smestad, H. Ries, R. Winston, and E. Yablonovitch, “The thermodynamic limits of light concentrators,” Sol. Energy Mater.21(2-3), 99–111 (1990). [CrossRef]
  2. J. M. Castro, D. Zhang, B. Myer, and R. K. Kostuk, “Energy collection efficiency of holographic planar solar concentrators,” Appl. Opt.49(5), 858–870 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. R. Winston, J. C. Minano, and P. Benitez, Nonimaging optics (Elsevier Academic Press, 2005).
  4. T. M. de Jong, D. K. G. de Boer, and C. W. M. Bastiaansen, “Surface-relief and polarization gratings for solar concentrators,” Opt. Express19(16), 15127–15142 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. D. K. G. de Boer, “Luminescent and non-luminescent solar concentrators: challenges and progress,” Renewable Energy and the Environment 2011 (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2011), SRThB6.
  6. W. H. Weber and J. Lambe, “Luminescent greenhouse collector for solar radiation,” Appl. Opt.15(10), 2299–2300 (1976). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. A. Goetzberger and W. Greube, “Solar-energy conversion with fluorescent collectors,” Appl. Phys. (Berl.)14(2), 123–139 (1977). [CrossRef]
  8. E. Yablonovitch, “Thermodynamics of the fluorescent planar concentrator,” J. Opt. Soc. Am.70(11), 1362–1363 (1980). [CrossRef]
  9. U. Rau, F. Einsele, and G. C. C. Glaeser, “Efficiency limits of photovoltaic fluorescent collectors,” Appl. Phys. Lett.87(17), 171101 (2005). [CrossRef]
  10. P. P. C. Verbunt, A. Kaiser, K. Hermans, C. W. M. Bastiaansen, D. J. Broer, and M. G. Debije, “Controlling light emission in luminescent solar concentrators through use of dye molecules aligned in a planar manner by liquid crystals,” Adv. Funct. Mater.19(17), 2714–2719 (2009). [CrossRef]
  11. M. G. Debije, M. P. Van, P. P. C. Verbunt, M. J. Kastelijn, R. H. L. van der Blom, D. J. Broer, and C. W. M. Bastiaansen, “Effect on the output of a luminescent solar concentrator on application of organic wavelength-selective mirrors,” Appl. Opt.49(4), 745–751 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. D. K. G. de Boer, C.-W. Lin, M. P. Giesbers, H. J. Cornelissen, M. G. Debije, P. P. C. Verbunt, and D. J. Broer, “Polarization-independent filters for luminescent solar concentrators,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(2), 021111 (2011). [CrossRef]
  13. D. K. G. de Boer, “Optimizing wavelength-selective filters for luminescent solar concentrators,” Proc. SPIE7725, 77250Q, 77250Q-9 (2010). [CrossRef]
  14. L. R. Wilson, B. C. Rowan, N. Robertson, O. Moudam, A. C. Jones, and B. S. Richards, “Characterization and reduction of reabsorption losses in luminescent solar concentrators,” Appl. Opt.49(9), 1651–1661 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. K. Barnham, J. L. Marques, J. Hassard, and P. O'Brien, “Quantum-dot concentrator and thermodynamic model for the global redshift,” Appl. Phys. Lett.76(9), 1197–1199 (2000). [CrossRef]
  16. R. Reisfeld and Y. Kalisky, “Improved planar solar converter based on uranyl neodymium and holmium glasses,” Nature283(5744), 281–282 (1980). [CrossRef]
  17. J. Zubia and J. Arrue, “Plastic optical fibers: An introduction to their technological processes and applications,” Opt. Fiber Technol.7(2), 101–140 (2001). [CrossRef]
  18. C. R. Ronda, S. de Brouwer, W. Keur, D. K. G. de Boer, A. Meijerink, A. J. J. Bos, and P. Doorenbos, “Luminescence of Sm2+ in strontium borates and aluminosilicates,” to be published (2012).
  19. C. Kulshreshtha, S. H. Cho, Y. S. Jung, and K.-S. Sohn, “Deep red color emission in an Sm2+-doped SrB4O7 phosphor,” J. Electrochem. Soc.154(3), J86–J90 (2007). [CrossRef]
  20. C. Ronda, Luminescence: From Theory to Applications (Wiley, 2008).
  21. R. Mehra, “Application of refractive index mixing rules in binary systems of hexadecane and heptadecane with n-alkanols at different temperatures,” Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. (Chem. Sci.)115(2), 147–154 (2003). [CrossRef]
  22. Y. S. Oseledchik, A. L. Prosvirnin, A. I. Pisarevskiy, V. V. Starshenko, V. V. Osadchuk, S. P. Belokrys, N. V. Svitanko, A. S. Korol, S. A. Krikunov, and A. F. Selevich, “New nonlinear optical crystals: strontium and lead tetraborates,” Opt. Mater.4(6), 669–674 (1995). [CrossRef]
  23. Y. Wang, T. Flaim, R. Mercado, S. Fowler, D. Holmes, and C. Planje, “Hybrid high refractive index polymer coatings,” Proc. SPIE5724, 42–49 (2005). [CrossRef]
  24. Titanium dioxide P25 (Degussa, Evonik Industries).
  25. Y. Paz, “Application of TiO2 photocatalysis for air treatment: Patents’ overview,” Appl. Catal. B99(3-4), 448–460 (2010). [CrossRef]
  26. Narec Solar, http://narecsolar.com/
  27. L. Desmet, D. K. G. de Boer, A. J. M. Ras, H. Zahn, M. G. Debije, S. Tsoi, P. P. C. Verbunt, C. W. M. Bastiaansen, and D. J. Broer, “Monocrystalline silicon luminescent solar concentrator with 4.2% conversion efficiency,” to be published (2012).
  28. M. Peters, J. C. Goldschmidt, P. Löper, B. Bläsi, and A. Gombert, “The effect of photonic structures on the light guiding efficiency of fluorescent concentrators,” J. Appl. Phys.105(1), 014909 (2009). [CrossRef]
  29. D. J. Broer, G. N. Mol, J. A. M. M. van Haaren, and J. Lub, “Photo-induced diffusion in polymerizing chiral-nematic media,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)11(7), 573–578 (1999). [CrossRef]
  30. N. P. M. Huck, I. Staupe, A. Thirouard, and D. K. G. de Boer, “Light polarization by cholesteric layers,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.42(Part 1, No. 8), 5189–5194 (2003). [CrossRef]
  31. D.K.G. de Boer, D.J. Broer, C.R. Ronda, and H.J. Cornelissen, “Luminescent solar concentrator,” WO 2011/064691 A2.
  32. http://www.opticalres.com/lt/ltprodds_f.html
  33. S.-J. Chang, W.-S. Liao, C.-J. Ciou, J.-T. Lee, and C.-C. Li, “An efficient approach to derive hydroxyl groups on the surface of barium titanate nanoparticles to improve its chemical modification ability,” J. Colloid Interface Sci.329(2), 300–305 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited