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Design and optimization of fiber lenses in plastic optical fibers for indoor illumination
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Paper Abstract

We present a numerical analysis of different fiber termination shapes in order to study the maximum numerical aperture that can be obtained in end emitting plastic optical fibers with diameters around 10 mm. Our analysis includes the modeling of polished fibers with parabolic shape, conical lensed fibers, and wedged fibers with different lengths, angles and curvatures respectively. The optimization of these parameters allows us to obtain a maximum possible angle which the light can be emitted at the plastic fiber end. These results contribute to minimize the use of fiber components in luminaire systems which can be based in solar concentrators coupled to plastic optical fibers, and consequently it allows us to reduce their installation cost. We also analyze the light distribution of the emitted light and the optical tolerances of the parameters above mentioned to evaluate the performance of the optimized fiber lens. These results are of great interest for the improvement and design of compact luminaire systems based in optimized plastic fiber lens for indoor illumination.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8834, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration X, 88340P (18 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2024059
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P. Viera-González, Univ. Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico)
Guillermo E. Sánchez-Guerrero, Univ. Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico)
G. Cárdenas-Ortíz, Univ. Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico)
V. Guzmán-Ramos, Univ. Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico)
A. Castillo-Guzmán, Univ. Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico)
D. Peñalver-Vidal, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
D. E. Ceballos-Herrera, Univ. Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico)
R. Selvas-Aguilar, Univ. Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8834:
Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration X
Roland Winston; Jeffrey Gordon, Editor(s)

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