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Full landscape of aplanatic optics for concentration near the thermodynamic limit
Author(s): Natalia Ostroumov; Jeffrey M. Gordon; Daniel Feuermann
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Paper Abstract

Originally developed to ameliorate image quality, aplanatic optics were only recently analyzed as maximumperformance light-transfer systems with concentration approaching the fundamental limit. A basic categorization scheme is presented that appears to cover the full spectrum of aplanatic designs, illustrated for far-field dual-mirror concentrators and motivated by high-irradiance solar applications. Several previously unrecognized classes of concentrators are identified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7423, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration VI, 74230B (20 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.824189
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Natalia Ostroumov, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Jeffrey M. Gordon, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Daniel Feuermann, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7423:
Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration VI
Roland Winston; Jeffrey M. Gordon, Editor(s)

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