Optics for Energy (PS)

All aspects of the use of optics in the energy field are considered by this group. The group encompasses the conversion of light energy into other forms of energy including solar conversion via photovoltaic's and photo-thermal processes. Research on organic and inorganic photovoltaic devices, as well as design of optical systems to direct light into these devices, falls within this group. Photovoltaic materials, structures, performance and economics are considered. Devices and structures with improved efficiency, and/or involving novel use of light for illumination are important aspects of this group’s work. Additional aspects of illumination covered include the modeling and design of lighting systems as well as perceptional consideration.

Name Affiliation Title
Svetlana Boriskina Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chair
Jurgen Michel Massachusetts Institute of Technology Co-Chair
Alexander Kildishev Purdue University Co-Chair
Vivian Ferry University of Minnesota Co-Chair
Greta Cukrov Kent University Secretary & Outreach Coordinator
Jonathan Tong Massachusetts Institute of Technology Social Media & Publications Coordinator

Freeform Optics (Freeform)

June 07 - June 11 2015
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, Virginia, USA

Photonics for Energy (PFE)

June 16 - June 19 2015
Wuhan, China

Optics for Solar Energy (SOLAR)

November 02 - November 06 2015
Suzhou, China

Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics (PV)

November 02 - November 06 2015
Suzhou, China
Submit a paper to the OSA Light, Energy and the Environment Congress! Abstract and summary submissions are due by 7 July 2015.