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Design and applications of a phase space analyzer
Author(s): Denise Rausch; Alois Herkommer
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Paper Abstract

In the last few years the requirement of more special and complex optical system increases as the demand in industries for higher efficiency increases. To satisfy the demand more complex optical elements substitute continuously standard components. Therefore it is of high interest to develop new methods in evaluating optical systems. In classical illumination design a huge number of rays has to be traced to get enough information to evaluate the performance of the system. An other method is to investigate the transport of etendue in the phase space picture where we have direct access to the radiance, irradiance and radiant intensity without extensive ray tracing. The phase space analyzer offers a different way to illustrate directly the phase space diagram of an arbitrary light distribution restricted to two dimensions. This method is much faster than traditional ray tracing. Most often used illumination components like integrator rods and optical arrays can be understood in the phase space approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9889, Optical Modelling and Design IV, 98890N (27 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2228017
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Denise Rausch, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Alois Herkommer, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9889:
Optical Modelling and Design IV
Frank Wyrowski; John T. Sheridan; Youri Meuret, Editor(s)

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