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Nonimaging reflectors as functionals of the desired irradiance
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Paper Abstract

For many tasks in illumination and collection the acceptance angle is required to vary along the reflector. If the acceptance angle function is known, then the reflector profile can be calculated as a function of it. The total flux seen by an observer from a source of uniform brightness (radiance) is proportional to the sum of the view factor of the source and its reflection. This allows one to calculate the acceptance angle function necessary to produce a certain flux distribution and thereby construct the reflector profile. We demonstrate the method for several examples, including finite size sources with reflectors directly joining the source.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2016, Nonimaging Optics: Maximum-Efficiency Light Transfer II, (1 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161934
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Roland Winston, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Harald Ries, Univ. of Chicago (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2016:
Nonimaging Optics: Maximum-Efficiency Light Transfer II
Roland Winston; Robert L. Holman, Editor(s)

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