Radiative cooling of solar absorbers using a transparent photonic crystal thermal blackbody

Linxiao Zhu, Aaswath P. Raman, Shanhui Fan

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Abstract

We demonstrate radiative cooling of solar absorbers with utilization of sunlight. By placing a visibly-transparent thermal blackbody atop the absorber, we cool the absorber by 13°C, while preserving or even slightly enhancing sunlight absorption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580118
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2016
Event2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2016 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2016Jun 10 2016

Publication series

Name2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2016

Other

Other2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period6/5/166/10/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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