Realizable planar gradient-index solar lenses

Panagiotis Kotsidas, Vijay Modi, Jeffrey M. Gordon

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Abstract

The design of single element planar hemispherical gradient-index solar lenses that can accommodate the constraints of realistic materials and fabrication techniques are presented, and simulated with an extended and polychromatic solar source for concentrator photovoltaics at flux concentration values exceeding 1000 suns. The planar hemispherical far-field lens is created from a near-field unit magnification spherical gradient-index design, and illustrated with an f/1.40 square solar lens that allows lossless packing within a concentrator module.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1235-1237
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume37
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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