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Performance of phosphor-coated LED optics in ray trace simulations
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Paper Abstract

In commercial high brightness phosphor coated (PC) LED packages the phosphor is put down on the die in the center of the hemispherical encapsulation, representing a quasi-point source that provides convenient optical control in lighting fixture design. However, specific applications may benefit from other package geometries and beam shapes regarding efficiency, color uniformity and thermal management. In order to examine optical arrangements the solid model of an InGaN LED die and the optical system including the phosphor were simulated using Monte-Carlo forward ray tracing technique. Photoluminescence was implemented as two separate processes: short wavelength LED emission and phosphor absorbtion was traced first, followed by re-emission of the down-converted radiation by the phosphor layer, optical properties of existing phosphors were used. Output parameters of the two ray traces were combined and evaluated for the geometries examined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5530, Fourth International Conference on Solid State Lighting, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.566617
Show Author Affiliations
Akos Borbely, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Stephen G. Johnson, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5530:
Fourth International Conference on Solid State Lighting
Ian T. Ferguson; Nadarajah Narendran; Steven P. DenBaars; John C. Carrano, Editor(s)

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