A basic upper bound for the efficiency of solar power conversion (generally, from any blackbody source) is derived, generalizing the Landsberg limit to arbitrary solar and sky view factors (e.g., arbitrary concentration or angular confinement), and to coherence-limited devices such as rectifying aperture antennas.
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Coherence and Statistical Optics
Original Manuscript: June 30, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 2014
Published: August 22, 2014
Heylal Mashaal and Jeffrey M. Gordon, "Basic limit for the efficiency of coherence-limited solar power conversion," Opt. Lett. 39, 5130-5133 (2014)