Cylindrical concentrators are viewed as a limit case of toroidal concentrators with the purpose of applying to them some results obtained for axisymmetrical optical systems. This enables us to obtain easily the directional intercept factor of a cylindrical nonimaging concentrator called the Ideal Tubular Concentrator. A useful tool for designing new cylindrical concentrators is also derived.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 8, 1983
Published: June 15, 1984
Juan C. Minano, "Cylindrical concentrators as a limit case of toroidal concentrators," Appl. Opt. 23, 2017-2020 (1984)