Up-conversion threshold under concentrated sunlight

Georgios E. Arnaoutakis, Jeffrey M. Gordon, Eugene A. Katz, Dmitry Busko, Bryce S. Richards

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Abstract

We investigate the two-photon threshold of rare-earth up-conversion under concentrated sunlight, in a solar furnace that generates an irradiance of up to 2606 suns on the samples. One of the most efficient up-converters currently available, NaYF4: Er3+ [1] was used. We established a threshold by experimentally observing the transition for up-conversion photoluminescence from a quadratic relation to linear relation as solar concentration was increased. We further investigated the role of energy transfer on the threshold, observing the same threshold for a higher Er3+ content of 50%, but a threshold that exceeds 2300 suns at 15% Er3+. In this way, a tangible limit for the benefit and effect of solar concentration on up-conversion can be obtained for photovoltaic [2], [3] and solar thermal applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728104690
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2019
Event2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 23 Jun 201927 Jun 2019

Publication series

Name2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityMunich
Period23/06/1927/06/19

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