Acceptance angle and illumination uniformity for overfilled optical concentrators

Alan R. Kost, Katherine X. Liu, Charles X. Qian

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Abstract

Solar concentrators are frequently characterized by an acceptance angle that specifies optical throughput when the concentrator is misaligned. Here we introduce an effective acceptance angle that includes the effect of illumination non-uniformity on system performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics for Solar Energy, OSE 2010
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557528926
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventOptics for Solar Energy, OSE 2010 - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Jun 7 2010Jun 8 2010

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherOptics for Solar Energy, OSE 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ
Period6/7/106/8/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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