We report on tailored reflector design methods that allow the placement of general illumination patterns onto a target plane. The use of a new integral design method based on the edge-ray principle of nonimaging optics gives much more compact reflector shapes by eliminating the need for a gap between the source and the reflector profile. In addition, the reflectivity of the reflector is incorporated as a design parameter. We show the performance of design for constant irradiance on a distant plane, and we show how a leading-edge-ray method may be used to achieve general illumination patterns on nearby targets.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 5, 1995
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 1995
Published: April 1, 1996
D. Jenkins and R. Winston, "Tailored reflectors for illumination," Appl. Opt. 35, 1669-1672 (1996)