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SPIE non-imaging optics best paper award to Jing Gong

Jing Gong with microstructured glass sample © 2018 Alain Herzog

Jing Gong with microstructured glass sample © 2018 Alain Herzog

Jing Gong et al. have received the best paper award in non-imaging optics for their paper Feasibility study on a novel daylighting system with embedded micro compound parabolic concentrators (CPCs), presented at the SPIE Optical Engineering & Applications Conference of 19-20 August 2018, in San Diego, CA, USA .

The paper reports new developments in micro structured window glazing, in which embedded optical microstructures are used to reduce energy consumption in cooling, improving the daylighting and visual comfort inside buildings.

Abstract:

A novel glazing system consisting of a polymer layer with embedded micro compound parabolic concentrators (CPCs), which is attached to a glass pane of glazing, is proposed. It aims to reduce the energy consumption due to cooling in buildings, provide daylighting, and maintain the transparent view. In the present work, the daylighting system is modelled for ray-tracing simulation, and the angular-dependent transmittance at the azimuth angle of 0° is calculated. Structural characterization is conducted using optical microscope for the microstructures which serve as support for the reflective thin films of a micro CPC. Based on self-shading effect of a microstructure, facet-selective deposition of Aluminum with various thickness has been achieved by physical vapor deposition. Spectral measurement has been used to characterize the optical properties of the Aluminum thin films. Diffraction effect with respect to the thin film thickness on the transmission of linear micro-CPCs arrays is investigated by a monochromatic laser beam and visual observation. The results of the present work provides the reference for the optimization of the transmittance of the deposited thin film for a micro CPC, in order to achieve the desired optical property.

This research was conducted in the LESO-PB Nanotechnical Lab under the supervision of Dr Andreas Schueler.

Contact

Jing Gong Laboratoire d'énergie solaire et de physique du bâtiment LESO-PB
[email protected]
+41 21 693 5557

Andreas Schueler Laboratoire d'énergie solaire et de physique du bâtiment LESO-PB
[email protected]
+41 21 693 4544

Funding

Project funded by Innosuisse through the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research "Future Energy Efficient Buildings and Districts" SCCER FEEB&D.

References

Jing Gong, André Kostro, Jean-Louis Scartezzini, Andreas Schueler, Feasibility study on a novel daylighting system with embedded micro compound parabolic concentrators (CPCs), SPIE Proceedings Volume 10758, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XV; 1075807 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2320478


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