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Holographic Concentrator Insuring A Chromatic Dispersion On A Photovoltaic Cell Array
Author(s): N. Aebischer; C. Bainier; M. Guignard; D. Courjon
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Paper Abstract

This communication presents a preliminary study and a prototype of a holographic solar concentrator where both focusing and dispersive properties of holographic optical elements are exploited. In such a concentrator, the image of the sun is chromatically dispersed and projected on a photovoltaic cell array ; each cell corresponds to a specific band of the solar spectrum. This configuration insures the matching between the spectral response of the cells and the solar spectrum. Due to this matching, the photovoltaic cells can work in optimal conditions, that is, with maximum energy efficiency. The aim of this work is to underline the different problems and perspectives of such a realization. The problems are connected to chromatic aberrations, amplitude of dispersion, diffraction efficiency, stability in time, etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0353, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Holography, (7 July 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.933951
Show Author Affiliations
N. Aebischer, Faculte des Sciences et des Techniques (France)
C. Bainier, Faculte des Sciences et des Techniques (France)
M. Guignard, Faculte des Sciences et des Techniques (France)
D. Courjon, Faculte des Sciences et des Techniques (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0353:
Industrial and Commercial Applications of Holography
Milton Chang, Editor(s)

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