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  • Editor: Christian Seassal
  • Vol. 21, Iss. S3 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: A503–A514

Luminescent solar concentrators with fiber geometry

Oreane Y Edelenbosch, Martyn Fisher, Luca Patrignani, Wilfried G J H M van Sark, and Amanda J Chatten  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue S3, pp. A503-A514 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.00A503


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Abstract

The potential of a fibre luminescent solar concentrator has been explored by means of both analytical and ray-tracing techniques. Coated fibres have been found to be more efficient than homogeneously doped fibres, at low absorption. For practical fibres concentration is predicted to be linear with fibre length. A 1 m long, radius 1 mm, fibre LSC doped with Lumogen Red 305 is predicted to concentrate the AM1.5g spectrum up to 1100nm at normal incidence by ~35x. The collection efficiency under diffuse and direct irradiance in London has been analysed showing that, even under clear sky conditions, in winter the diffuse contribution equals the direct.

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OCIS Codes
(220.1770) Optical design and fabrication : Concentrators
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

ToC Category:
Concentrated Solar

History
Original Manuscript: January 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2013
Published: April 22, 2013

Virtual Issues
Renewable Energy and the Environment (2013) Optics Express

Citation
Oreane Y Edelenbosch, Martyn Fisher, Luca Patrignani, Wilfried G J H M van Sark, and Amanda J Chatten, "Luminescent solar concentrators with fiber geometry," Opt. Express 21, A503-A514 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-S3-A503


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