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.

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

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junio 07 - junio 11 2015
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, Virginia, USA
OSA Technical Group “Optics for Energy” is hosting an upcoming Incubator on the Fundamental Limits of Optical Energy Conversion at OSA headquarters, 12-14 November 2014 in Washington, DC.  Read event details.
This by-invitation-only meeting, part of the OSA Incubator Program, seeks to explore thermodynamic limits of optical energy conversion platforms and search for new platforms that overcome those limits.
Sponsorship opportunities are available at the meeting for interested companies and organizations. Representative of sponsor organizations will get a full registration for the event, access to all the lectures, panel discussions and brainstorming sessions, and a chance to interact with experts in the field, program managers from funding agencies and editors from leading scientific journals. If interested, please, contact Svetlana V. Boriskina at sborisk@mit.edu
for further details.