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 publicationOptics for Solar Energy, SOLAR 2013
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781557529862
StatePublished - 2013
EventOptics for Solar Energy, SOLAR 2013 - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Nov 3 2013Nov 7 2013

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherOptics for Solar Energy, SOLAR 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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