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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 38, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 1999
  • pp: 3593–3597

Concentration of diffuse linear light sources with continuous optical elements

Nir Davidson and Liev Khaykovich  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 16, pp. 3593-3597 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.003593


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Abstract

A new technique for geometric transformation of a diffuse linear light source into a two-dimensional symmetric virtual source is proposed and demonstrated. It involves two cylindrical lenses and a single holographic element that is optically recorded with a simple and single step. The results for a specific arrangement that transforms a 40 mm × 0.4 mm source, with diffusive angle of 0.1 rad, into a 1 mm × 1.2 mm nearly symmetric spot are presented. The lack of sharp boundaries in either the beam or the optical elements suppresses any diffraction losses, relaxes alignment tolerances, and improves stability.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(220.1770) Optical design and fabrication : Concentrators
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources

History
Original Manuscript: November 30, 1998
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 1999
Published: June 1, 1999

Citation
Nir Davidson and Liev Khaykovich, "Concentration of diffuse linear light sources with continuous optical elements," Appl. Opt. 38, 3593-3597 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-16-3593

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