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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 34, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1995
  • pp: 7850–7856

A high-gain, compact, nonimaging concentrator: RXI

Juan C. Miñano, Juan C. González, and Pablo Benítez  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 34, Issue 34, pp. 7850-7856 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.34.007850


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Abstract

The design procedure of a new nonimaging concentrator (called an RXI) is explained. Rays that impinge on the concentrator aperture, within the acceptance angle, are directed to the receiver by means of one refraction, one reflection, and one total internal reflection. The concentrator can be made as a single dielectric piece (in which the receiver is immersed) whose aspect ratio (thickness/aperture diameter) is close to 1/3. Ray-tracing analysis of a rotational symmetric RXI shows total transmissions of greater than 94.5% (no absorption or reflection losses are considered) when the acceptance angle of the incoming rays is small (<3°) and when the receiver area is the smallest possible (maximal concentration.)

© 1995 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 9, 1995
Published: December 1, 1995

Citation
Juan C. Miñano, Juan C. González, and Pablo Benítez, "A high-gain, compact, nonimaging concentrator: RXI," Appl. Opt. 34, 7850-7856 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-34-34-7850

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