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The different (yet similar) realms of illumination and stray light modeling
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Paper Abstract

The field of non-imaging optics is currently a diverse and fertile ground for innovation and analysis. Modeling systems for illumination and stray light effects influences a wide variety of electrical, optical, mechanical, material science, and system design decisions. Applications are also diverse in non-imaging including not only modeling these effects in imaging systems, but also important technologies such as solar energy, illumination, and projection systems, to name just a few areas of interest. Although design and analysis for illumination and stray light problems are both done in nonsequential ray-tracing programs, many practitioners only operate in one arena. Furthermore, the tasks associated with each of these types of problems have both similarities and distinct features. The goal of this paper is to provide a wide audience, including experts and people new to the field, an overview of the differences and similarities in modeling these two different (yet alike) types of problem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2015
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 9577, Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions VII, 957708 (23 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2190683
Show Author Affiliations
Edward Freniere, Lambda Research Corp. (United States)
Michael A. Gauvin, Lambda Research Corp. (United States)
Richard N. Youngworth, Riyo LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9577:
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions VII
Mark A. Kahan; Marie B. Levine-West, Editor(s)

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