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.
21 July 2017
Regal Oriental Hotel
24 July 2017
Astor Crowne Plaza
25 July 2017
7 August 2017
Radisson Blu Hotel, Beijing 6A East Beisanhuan Road, Chaoyang District 100028 Beijing, China
7 August 2017
IPB International Convention Center
Congratulations to Tom Vandervelde, the new chair of the Optics for Energy Technical Group! If you are a member of this group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this community, please share them with Tom
as he begins his term as chair.
The July/August 2015 edition of Optics & Photonics News features an article highlighting the OSA Incubator on the Fundamental Limits of Optical Energy Conversion, which was organized by the Optics for Energy Technical Group in 2014. You can also read the blog
and listen to the presentations
from this OSA Incubator meeting.
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