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Title: Multiple layer optics for light collecting and emitting apparatus

Abstract

A light guide includes a light guide layer having a transversely oriented side-end surface that forms a primary output aperture (exit) for light traveling in a forward propagation direction out of the end surface of the light guide (for, e.g., CPV applications) and, which forms a primary input aperture (entrance) for light traveling in a rearward propagation direction into the end surface of the light guide (for, e.g., illuminator applications). A light collection and concentration system includes a light guide apparatus, a light-transmitting medium layer disposed immediately adjacent the single light guide apparatus, and a light concentrator component of multiple optical array layers disposed adjacent the light transmitting medium layer, which is in optical registration with a light injection layer of the light guide apparatus.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1735300
Patent Number(s):
10784391
Application Number:
15/372,975
Assignee:
University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000633
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12/08/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Moore, Duncan T., and Schmidt, Greg R.. Multiple layer optics for light collecting and emitting apparatus. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Moore, Duncan T., & Schmidt, Greg R.. Multiple layer optics for light collecting and emitting apparatus. United States.
Moore, Duncan T., and Schmidt, Greg R.. Tue . "Multiple layer optics for light collecting and emitting apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1735300.
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abstractNote = {A light guide includes a light guide layer having a transversely oriented side-end surface that forms a primary output aperture (exit) for light traveling in a forward propagation direction out of the end surface of the light guide (for, e.g., CPV applications) and, which forms a primary input aperture (entrance) for light traveling in a rearward propagation direction into the end surface of the light guide (for, e.g., illuminator applications). A light collection and concentration system includes a light guide apparatus, a light-transmitting medium layer disposed immediately adjacent the single light guide apparatus, and a light concentrator component of multiple optical array layers disposed adjacent the light transmitting medium layer, which is in optical registration with a light injection layer of the light guide apparatus.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {9}
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