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Automated mirror design for an extended light source
Author(s): Steven Doyle; David A. Corcoran; Jon Connell
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Paper Abstract

A computer package, Automated Mirror Design, has been developed by us to automate the design of luminaire reflectors. In this paper, new improvements to the algorithm for Automated Mirror Design are presented. We have previously reported a study on a series of point-light source luminaire problems. We now report on the operation of Automated Mirror Design for non-trivial light sources. In particular, reflector designs are presented for an extended light source, which produce limited Lambertian output and return no radiation to the source. Finally, the operation of differential evolution relies on the use of an appropriate merit function to determine the quality of proposed mirror designs. Merit function specific to the Lambertian output design problem are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3781, Nonimaging Optics: Maximum Efficiency Light Transfer V, (6 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.368240
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Steven Doyle, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
David A. Corcoran, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Jon Connell, Things that Swing Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3781:
Nonimaging Optics: Maximum Efficiency Light Transfer V
Roland Winston, Editor(s)

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