The role of photonics in energy

Z.H. Kafafi, R.J. Martín-Palma, A.F. Nogueira, D.M. O'Carroll, J.J. Pietron, Ifor David William Samuel, F. So, N. Tansu, L. Tsakalakos

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In celebration of the 2015 International Year of Light, we highlight major breakthroughs in photonics for energy conversion and conservation. The section on energy conversion discusses the role of light in solar light harvesting for electrical and thermal power generation; chemical energy conversion and fuel generation; as well as photonic sensors for energy applications. The section on energy conservation focuses on solid-state lighting, flat-panel displays, and optical communications and interconnects.
Original languageEnglish
Article number050997
JournalJournal of Photonics for Energy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2015


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