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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1983
  • pp: 3960–3965

Design of optimal and ideal 2-D concentrators with the collector immersed in a dielectric tube

Juan C. Miñano, José M. Ruiz, and Antonio Luque  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 24, pp. 3960-3965 (1983)

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In this paper we present a method for designing ideal and optimal 2-D concentrators when the collector is placed inside a dielectric tube for the particular case of a bifacial collector. The method, based on the extreme ray principle of design, avoids the use of differential equations by means of a proper application of Fermat's principle. One advantage of these concentrators is that they allow the size to be small compared with classical CPCs.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 23, 1983
Published: December 15, 1983

Juan C. Miñano, José M. Ruiz, and Antonio Luque, "Design of optimal and ideal 2-D concentrators with the collector immersed in a dielectric tube," Appl. Opt. 22, 3960-3965 (1983)

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