Measured surface loss from luminescent solar concentrator waveguides

M.G. Debije, P.P.C. Verbunt, B. C. Rowan, B.S. Richards, Theo 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6763-6768
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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