Monte Carlo study of PbSe quantum dots as the fluorescent material in luminescent solar concentrators

S. R. Wilton, M. R. Fetterman, J. J. Low, Guanjun You, Zhenyu Jiang, Jian Xu

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Abstract

In this paper, Monte Carlo simulations were performed to determine the potential efficiencies of luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) systems using PbSe quantum dots (QDs) as the active fluorescent material. The simulation results suggest that PbSe QD LSCs display good absorption characteristics, but yield limited LSC power conversion efficiency due to self-absorption and down-conversion loss. It is proposed that the self-absorption loss can be reduced by utilizing Förster resonance energy transfer between two different sizes of PbSe QDs, yielding pronounced improvement in the optical efficiency of LSCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)A35-A43
JournalOptics Express
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 13 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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