Fall 2012: Optics for Energy (ECE 5962/6961, MSE 5050/6050)
Week 1: Tuesday: Lecture Notes (PDF)
Week 1: Thursday: Introduction to Project Topics (Solar Pasteurization, solar refrigeration). (PDF)
Week2: Tuesday: Introduction to the Energy Commercialization Center (Guest lecture: Robert Bell) (PDF) Lecture: Basic concepts of sunlight (PDF)
Resources from ECC:
Week 3 Tuesday: Introduction to Geometrical Optics (cont.)
Week 3 Thursday: Introduction to Geometrical Optics (cont.) Optics for Recycling. (PDF)
Week 4 Tuesday: Lagrangian Optics (PDF)
Week 4 Thursday: Hamiltonian Optics (PDF)
Week5 Tuesday: Light Tools guest lecture (Dr. Mohit Diwekar)
Week6 Tuesday: No class
Week6 Thursday: Reflection & Refraction; another look. (PDF)
Week 8: Fall Break
Week 9: Tuesday: Review of Solar Cells (Guest lecture)
Week 9: Thursday: No class.
Week 10: Tuesday: Radiometry and Photometry Week10_Tues
Week 10: Thursday: Community Solar (guest lecture by Billy Smallen) B. Smallen_Presentation to U of U Optics Class_2012
Week 11: Tuesday. Basics of Non-imaging Optics. Week11_Tues
Week 11 Thursday: Mid-semester Project Presentations
Week 12 Tuesday: Anti-reflection coatings Week12_Tues
Week 13 Tuesday: Light trapping in solar cell (guest lecture, Dr. James Nagel)
Week 13 Thursday: Light extraction from LEDs (guest lecture, Dr. James Nagel)
Week 14 Thursday: Thanksgiving break
Week 15 Tuesday: No class
Week 16 Tuesday: Quiz
Week 16 Thursday: Solar Simulators & Measurements. Mini-report 5 due. Week16_Thursday
Week 17 Friday, Dec. 14: National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition Applications due. See details at http://nvc.cucleantech.org/
Portable CPV. Wang, Farhana & Wan
Fresnel Box Technologies. Majumder, Chowdhury, Soto.
Hybrid Systems. Bunes, Hu, Berhold, Dick.
Solar Refrigeration. Wei, Hafen, Snowball.
Inverted Solar Inc. Schapper, Jacobs, Wu.