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  • Editor: Christian Seassal
  • Vol. 21, Iss. S3 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: A485–A493

Anisotropic light emissions in luminescent solar concentrators–isotropic systems

Paul P. C. Verbunt, Carlos Sánchez-Somolinos, Dirk J. Broer, and Michael G. Debije  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue S3, pp. A485-A493 (2013)

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In this paper we develop a model to describe the emission profile from randomly oriented dichroic dye molecules in a luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) waveguide as a function of incoming light direction. The resulting emission is non-isotropic, in contradiction to what is used in almost all previous simulations on the performance of LSCs, and helps explain the large surface losses measured in these devices. To achieve more precise LSC performance simulations we suggest that the dichroic nature of the dyes must be included in the future modeling efforts.

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

ToC Category:
Concentrated Solar

Original Manuscript: January 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 2, 2013
Published: April 22, 2013

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Paul P. C. Verbunt, Carlos Sánchez-Somolinos, Dirk J. Broer, and Michael G. Debije, "Anisotropic light emissions in luminescent solar concentrators–isotropic systems," Opt. Express 21, A485-A493 (2013)

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