Nested aplanatic optics Conference Paper uri icon


  • ABSTRACT Dual-mirror aplanatic optics–recently developed for concentrator photovoltaics- can offer efficient, ultra-compact, high-irradiance solar concentration. However, intrinsic limitations site the focus inside the concentrator and hence engender a dielectric terminal concentrator to deliver the concentrated radiation to the photovoltaic cell outside the optic, with the associated requirement of an optical bond to the cell. Can a modification in the design strategy place the focus outside the optic–and hence obviate the need for a …

publication date

  • September 22, 2011