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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2011
  • pp: 900–902

Fundamental bounds for antenna harvesting of sunlight

Heylal Mashaal and Jeffrey M. Gordon  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 6, pp. 900-902 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000900


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Abstract

We evaluate fundamental bounds for using aperture antennas to harvest sunlight based on a generalized analysis of the partial coherence of solar radiation.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(220.1770) Optical design and fabrication : Concentrators
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(220.4298) Optical design and fabrication : Nonimaging optics

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: November 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2011
Published: March 9, 2011

Citation
Heylal Mashaal and Jeffrey M. Gordon, "Fundamental bounds for antenna harvesting of sunlight," Opt. Lett. 36, 900-902 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-6-900

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