Optical performance of dichroic filters in solar spectrum-Splitting application

Yuechen Wu, Deming Zhang, Juan M. Russo, Shelby Vorndran, Raymond K. Kostuk

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Dichroic filters have been suggested for use in a variety of photovoltaic spectrumsplitting applications. However the optical efficiency and reflection band of a dichroic filter depend on the incident angle and affect the spectrum splitting system performance. In this paper the effect of non-ideal dichroic filter properties on the efficiency of a concentrating spectrum splitting PV system has been described. In a typical spectrum splitting situation the transition wavelength can shift by as much as 100 nm and can have a significant effect on the system design and efficiency. Renewable Energy and the Environment Congress

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFreeform Optics, Freeform 2013
StatePublished - 2013
EventFreeform Optics, Freeform 2013 - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Nov 3 2013Nov 7 2013

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherFreeform Optics, Freeform 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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