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Appl Opt. 2008 Dec 20;47(36):6763-8.

Measured surface loss from luminescent solar concentrator waveguides.

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  • 1Polymer Technology, Department Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands. m.g.debije@tue.nl

Abstract

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.

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