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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1980
  • pp: 2398–2402

Quasi-optimum pseudo-Lambertian reflecting concentrators: an analysis

Antonio Luque  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 14, pp. 2398-2402 (1980)

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In this work we analyze a two-stage concentrator in which the first stage is reflective and the second stage considers the first one as a Lambertian source in order to obtain the highest possible gain. We determine the profile and the position of this first stage, which happens to be a parabola, and we calculate the value of the gain as a function of the acceptance angle and the focal length of the first stage.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 25, 1980
Published: July 15, 1980

Antonio Luque, "Quasi-optimum pseudo-Lambertian reflecting concentrators: an analysis," Appl. Opt. 19, 2398-2402 (1980)

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