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Using spherical aberrations of a singlet lens to get a uniform LED illumination
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Paper Abstract

In order to get a simple LED illumination system with a short length, the LED needs a large irradiant angle (2ω = 90°) and the lens needs a large aperture. This would conduce a severe non-uniformity on the illuminated area and a very low F-number. So it is rather difficult to design a singlet lens for LED illumination system with a better uniformity in certain area because of the non-uniform irradiation of the LED and the contradiction between the focal length and the aperture. For an on-axial point source, the spherical aberrations in different apertures can change the propagating direction of the rays; therefore it is possible to get a uniform illumination with the help of spherical aberrations. Light density function on the illuminated plan is deduced, and the merit function for uniform illumination in certain area is defined in this paper. By using the optical design software ZEMAX EE, the search of the optimal value for the given focal length is done. The computer simulation results show that by producing spherical aberrations correctly a better uniformity illumination can be obtained on the illuminated area in certain distance successfully.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5638, Optical Design and Testing II, (10 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.571577
Show Author Affiliations
Guangjun Gao, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Lin Li, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Yifan Huang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5638:
Optical Design and Testing II
Yongtian Wang; Zhicheng Weng; Shenghua Ye; Jose M. Sasian, Editor(s)

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