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Design of axisymmetrical tailored concentrators for LED light source applications
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Paper Abstract

In our contribution we present a solution to an important question in the design of a LED-based illumination engine for projection systems: the collimation of the LED light. We tested the principle in the modification of a common device in non-imaging optics, the compound Parabolic Concentrator. This CPC-like achieves a collection of 72% (ideal reflective coating presumed). This CPC-like was tailored by numerically solving an differential equation. This approach has some serious drawbacks. For a compact collection device with high collimation, an other approach is required. A more elegant design strategy will rely fully on geometrical principles. The result of our work is a compound collection lens that achieves a collection efficiency of 87%, assuming an ideal reflective coating and neglecting Fresnel losses. We study the performance of this device in detail. Further enhancements are suggested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 April 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6196, Photonics in Multimedia, 619603 (21 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660115
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Bart Van Giel, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Youri Meuret, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6196:
Photonics in Multimedia
Ari Tervonen; Malgorzata Kujawinska; Wilbert IJzerman; Herbert De Smet, Editor(s)

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