Luminescent solar concentrator, LSCs, up-conversion, anti-stokes emitters, PV
Anti-stokes emitters are inefficient at the up-conversion process.
This invention introduces an efficiently-emitting dye, which increases the overall efficiency of the up conversion process. Up-converted radiation in the anti-stokes material is transferred through near-field energy transfer to the dye, which efficiently absorbs infrared light and re-emits it at higher energies, with a more efficient up-conversion process.
US Patent Application Number 12/691459, filed on January 21, 2010
Last revised: August 24, 2011