Free-Space Concentration of Diffused Light for Photovoltaics

Lisanne Maxime Einhaus, Rebecca Saive

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We are presenting a new strategy to concentrate diffused light in free space based on luminophore doped waveguides with nanophotonic surface control. The efficiency of traditional luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) has been limited due to loss mechanisms associated with every single component of the process, such as the luminophore quantum yield, reabsorption/emission rates, waveguide parasitic absorption, and unwanted escape. Here, we are proposing a paradigm shift to mitigate this issue: Instead of trapping light in waveguides, waveguides are designed to allow for escape under a specific escape cone.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 47)
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2020 - Virtual Meeting
Duration: 15 Jun 202021 Aug 2020
Conference number: 47


Conference47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2020
Abbreviated titlePVSC 2020
CityVirtual Meeting

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