Solar Energy Conversion using a Broad Band Coherent Concentrator with Antenna-Coupled Rectifiers

P. Bodan
AMI Research and Development, US

Keywords: concentrator, nanotechnology, rectenna, solar

Summary:

A wideband coherent optical 1D concentrator, intended for rectennas, has been designed with an integrated photovoltaic array solar cell. Modeled and measured results are presented for a wedge prism coupled SiON waveguide array.