Strasbourg Convention & Exhibition Centre
Strasbourg, France
22 - 26 April 2018
Conference EPE118
Photonics for Solar Energy Systems
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Abstract Due:
25 October 2017
Submission website is open. Late submissions will be considered

Author Notification:
26 January 2018

Manuscript Due Date:
26 March 2018

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Conference Chair
Conference Co-Chair
  • Alexander N. Sprafke, Martin-Luther Univ. Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)

Program Committee
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  • Ning Dai, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)
  • Jung-Ho Lee, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
  • Martin P. Pfeiffer, Heliatek GmbH (Germany)

Call for
This conference will be concerned with novel optical approaches and concepts for solar energy systems. Developments in optics, nanostructures, materials, and in fabrication technologies such as photonic crystals, plasmonics, quantum dots, rare-earth systems, conjugated polymers, and self-organisation or microreplication are stimulating the research on solar energy conversion significantly. Thus, a broad range of innovative optical concepts are under investigation for the application of micro- and nanostructures in solar thermal systems, photovoltaic cells and modules, and for solar hydrogen production.

The scope of this meeting covers all relevant issues, such as fundmental physics, new phenomena, material properties, modeling, device design, fabrication technologies, and characterization. Submissions that address optical effects in nano- and microstructured materials for management of solar radiation are highly welcome.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • novel light trapping concepts
  • nanotextured surfaces of various types
  • wavelength or angular selective and antireflective surfaces
  • switchable coatings
  • fluorescence collectors
  • radiation steering incl. concentration
  • frequency conversion
  • windows, transparent covers, and receivers
  • multistage solar radiation conversion
  • multi-junction solar cells
  • solar modules, e.g. modules in harsh environments, solar cell to module <100%
  • intermediate band gap solar cells
  • organic, dye inorganic, and hybrid solar cells
  • optical nanostructures for solar hydrogen
  • advances in material science for photovoltaic applications.
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