Aplanatic double reflection system for thermophotovoltaic applications: design.

Abstract

The design of a solar concentrator is presented; it consists of a spherical mirror and a field of Fresnel mirror facets deployed on a spherical surface so that sine condition is satisfied, eliminating both spherical aberration and coma. This particular easy to construct optical system yields high concentration ratios and has the distinct advantage of having a narrow beam aperture near the receiver. These design features make the concentrator particularly suitable for thermophotovoltaic applications.

DOI: 10.1364/AO.20.004190

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@article{Demichelis1981AplanaticDR, title={Aplanatic double reflection system for thermophotovoltaic applications: design.}, author={François Demichelis and Giammarco Ferrari and E Minetti-Mezzetti}, journal={Applied optics}, year={1981}, volume={20 24}, pages={4190-2} }