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String method of nonimaging optics from a radiation theory perspective
Author(s): Boe Colabewala; Lun Jiang; Roland Winston
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we will discuss the one-dimensional Hottel string method as it applies to symmetric, infinite sources (as in the case of constructing ideal solar concentrators) and extend the theory to asymmetric, finite sources and demonstrate that an ideal concentrator can be created in this case. Furthermore, we will discuss the concept of flowlines and explore the yet unknown relationship between strings and flowlines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9572, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XII, 957202 (25 August 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2191946
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Boe Colabewala, Univ. of California, Merced (United States)
Lun Jiang, Univ. of California, Merced (United States)
Roland Winston, Univ. of California, Merced (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9572:
Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XII
Roland Winston; Jeffrey M. Gordon, Editor(s)

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