Semiconductor Physics, Quantum Electronics & Optoelectronics, 22 (1), P. 80-87 (2019).

Photoconverter with luminescent concentrator. Matrix material
M.R. Kulish1, V.P. Kostylyov1, A.V. Sachenko1, I.O. Sokolovskii1, A.I. Shkrebtii2

1V. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, NAS of Ukraine, 45, prospect Nauky, 03680 Kyiv, Ukraine
2University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7K4, Canada

Abstract. Materials, promising for production of luminescent solar energy concentrators were considered. It is known that the silicon oxide matrix is transparent within the spectral range where Sun emits light. Up to date, the low-temperature sol-gel method for synthesizing SiO2 coatings with the simultaneous doping of the material with quantum dots (QDs) is developed. The transmission spectrum of borosilicate glasses (BK7) is narrower than that of SiO2. Typically, the doping of BK7 with the quantum dots of the group AIIBVI is carried out using the method of condensation at high temperatures, which results in a low value of the quantum yield of luminescence. Minimal losses of luminescent quanta through the leakage cone will be in the matrix of glass LASF35 022291.541, which refractive index is 2.02204. In the research of the properties of photoconductors with a luminescent concentrator, the matrix is most often made of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). Its doping with QDs and dyes is well developed. The quantum yield of luminescence of luminophores when doping PMMA with dyes and QDs is close to unity. The magnitude of losses of luminescent quanta in matrices of glass, PMMA and silica has been estimated. Dependence of these losses on the wavelength, which should be taken into account in the study of stacked fluorescent concentrators, has been analyzed.

Keywords: SiO2, borosilicate glass, polymethylmethacrylate, matrix, luminescent concentrator.

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