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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 17, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1978
  • pp: 969–974

Concentration of the sun's rays using catenary curves

G. A. Rottigni  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 6, pp. 969-974 (1978)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.17.000969


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Abstract

An examination has been carried out of the difficulties a horizontally placed parabola would encounter in concentrating the sun's rays when the angle of incidence between the axis of the parabola and parallel incident rays grows from 0° to 50°. The results obtained with two catenary curves formed by hypothetical reflecting adjustable sheets were compared with the parabola, showing that the concentration can be held at interesting levels as regards technical application.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 16, 1977
Published: March 15, 1978

Citation
G. A. Rottigni, "Concentration of the sun's rays using catenary curves," Appl. Opt. 17, 969-974 (1978)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-17-6-969

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