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Simultaneous multiple surface optical design method in three dimensions
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Paper Abstract

The simultaneous multiple surface (SMS) method in 3-D geometry is presented. Given two orthotomic input ray bundles and another two orthotomic output ray bundles, the method provides an optical system with two free-form surfaces that deflects the rays of the input bundles into the rays of the corresponding output bundles and vice versa. In nonimaging applications, the method enables controlling the light emitted by an extended light source much better than single free-form-surface designs, and also enables the optics contour to be shaped without efficiency losses. The method is also expected to find applications in imaging optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2004
PDF: 14 pages
Opt. Eng. 43(7) doi: 10.1117/1.1752918
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 43, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Pablo Gimenez-Benitez, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Juan Carlos Miñano, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Jose Blen, Light Prescriptions Innovators Europe (Spain)
Rubén Mohedano Arroyo, Light Prescriptions Innovators Europe (Spain)
Julio Chaves, Light Prescriptions Innovators (United States)
Oliver Dross, Light Prescriptions Innovators Europe (Spain)
Maikel Hernandez, Light Prescriptions Innovators Europe (Spain)
Waqidi Falicoff, Light Prescriptions Innovators (United States)

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