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

FIAT LUX - Let There Be Light

六月 03 - 六月 05 2015
Rome, RM, Italy

Freeform Optics (Freeform)

六月 07 - 六月 11 2015
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, Virginia, USA

Photonics North

六月 10 - 六月 12 2015
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Photonics for Energy (PFE)

六月 16 - 六月 19 2015
Wuhan, China

Novel Optical Materials and Applications (NOMA)

六月 27 - 七月 01 2015
Omni Parker House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Contribute to the Optics Express focus issue on Control of Radiative Processes for Energy Conversion and Harvesting. The journal is currently seeking contributions in the fields of solar thermal energy, thermophotovoltaics, radiative cooling and related areas. Submissions for this focus issue are due by 15 June 2015.

Submit a paper to the OSA Light, Energy and the Environment Congress! Abstract and summary submissions are due by 7 July 2015.

Read the blog and listen to the presentations from the OSA Incubator on the Fundamental Limits of Optical Energy Conversion, which was organized by the Optics for Energy Technical Group.