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First order property of illumination system
Author(s): Simon Magarill
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Paper Abstract

One of the well-known layouts of illumination systems for projection displays consists of an elliptical lamp reflector, an integrator and an optical relay. The presented analysis of the system is based on the paraxial properties of the relay and on the computer simulation of the source of light. This analysis allows system optimization, thus maximizing the geometrical collection efficiency for chosen lamp and for given etendue (target size and effective system F-number) of the optical system. Results of experimental tests are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4768, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization V, (4 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.482196
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Simon Magarill, Corning Precision Lens, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4768:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization V
Jose M. Sasian; R. John Koshel, Editor(s)

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