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The vector potential of flow line and nonimaging optics (Conference Presentation)

Paper Abstract

Nonimaging optics is based on the thermodynamic understanding of optical design. Using Stokes' law one can find the energy throughput represented by the flow line is also the line integral of its vector potential. A detailed examination reveals that nonimaging optics is closely related with equal vector potential lines. We explore the possibility to further extend this into a more fundamental understanding of what nonimaging optical design represents.

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Date Published: 9 September 2019
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Proc. SPIE 11120, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XVI, 111200J (9 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2531781
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Lun Jiang, Univ. of California, Merced (United States)
Roland Winston, Univ. of California, Merced (United States)
Ángel G. Botella, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11120:
Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XVI
Roland Winston; Eli Yablonovitch, Editor(s)

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