Measured surface loss from luminescent solar concentrator waveguides

Michael G. Debije, P. P C Verbunt, Brenda C. Rowan, Bryce S. Richards, Theo L. Hoeks

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The surface and edge emissions from dye-filled and dye-topped polycarbonate and polymethyl methacrylate luminescent solar concentrators were measured. We demonstrate that about 40-50% of the absorbed light energy (and 50-70% of the photons) is lost through the top and bottom surfaces of the filled waveguide. In most cases the escape cone losses are greater at the top than the bottom surface. © 2008 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6763-6768
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2008


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