Abstract

A “generalized brightness theorem” is derived that describes the thermodynamic limitations of the fluorescent planar concentrator. The maximum brightness concentration ratio allowed by thermodynamics is exp (<i>h</i>Δ<i>v</i>/<i>kT</i>) where Δ<i>v</i> is the Stokes shift in fluorescence.

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1961 (2)

W. Shockley and H. J. Queisser, "Detailed Balance Limit of Efficiency of p-n Junction Solar Cells," J. Appl. Phys. 32, 510–519 (1961).

R. T. Ross, "Some Thermodynamics of Photochemical Systems," J. Chem. Phys. 46, 4590–4593 (1961). This reference also has a historical survey of the statistical model of the fluorescence spectrum.

1954 (1)

W. von Roosbroeck and W. Shockley, "Photon-Radiative Recombination of Electrons and Holes in Germanium," Phys.. Rev. 94, 1558–1560 (1954).

1951 (1)

1918 (1)

E. H. Kennard "On the Thermodynamics of Fluorescence," Phys. Rev. 11, 29–38 (1918).

Born, M.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Macmillan, New York, 1964).

Kennard, E. H.

E. H. Kennard "On the Thermodynamics of Fluorescence," Phys. Rev. 11, 29–38 (1918).

Landau, L. D.

L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, Statistical Physics (Pergamon, London, 1958).

Lifshitz, E. M.

L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, Statistical Physics (Pergamon, London, 1958).

Queisser, H. J.

W. Shockley and H. J. Queisser, "Detailed Balance Limit of Efficiency of p-n Junction Solar Cells," J. Appl. Phys. 32, 510–519 (1961).

Ross, R. T.

R. T. Ross, "Some Thermodynamics of Photochemical Systems," J. Chem. Phys. 46, 4590–4593 (1961). This reference also has a historical survey of the statistical model of the fluorescence spectrum.

Shockley, W.

W. Shockley and H. J. Queisser, "Detailed Balance Limit of Efficiency of p-n Junction Solar Cells," J. Appl. Phys. 32, 510–519 (1961).

W. von Roosbroeck and W. Shockley, "Photon-Radiative Recombination of Electrons and Holes in Germanium," Phys.. Rev. 94, 1558–1560 (1954).

Shurcliff, W. A.

von Roosbroeck, W.

W. von Roosbroeck and W. Shockley, "Photon-Radiative Recombination of Electrons and Holes in Germanium," Phys.. Rev. 94, 1558–1560 (1954).

Wolf, E.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Macmillan, New York, 1964).

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

W. Shockley and H. J. Queisser, "Detailed Balance Limit of Efficiency of p-n Junction Solar Cells," J. Appl. Phys. 32, 510–519 (1961).

J. Chem. Phys. (1)

R. T. Ross, "Some Thermodynamics of Photochemical Systems," J. Chem. Phys. 46, 4590–4593 (1961). This reference also has a historical survey of the statistical model of the fluorescence spectrum.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Phys. Rev. (1)

E. H. Kennard "On the Thermodynamics of Fluorescence," Phys. Rev. 11, 29–38 (1918).

Phys.Rev. (1)

W. von Roosbroeck and W. Shockley, "Photon-Radiative Recombination of Electrons and Holes in Germanium," Phys.. Rev. 94, 1558–1560 (1954).

Other (2)

L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, Statistical Physics (Pergamon, London, 1958).

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Macmillan, New York, 1964).

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