A compensation process has been developed to design rotational three-dimensional (3D) nonimaging devices. By compensating the desired light distribution during a two-dimensional (2D) design process for an extended Lambertian source using a compensation coefficient, the meridian plane of a 3D device with good performance can be obtained. This method is suitable in many cases with fast calculation speed. Solutions to two kinds of optical design problems have been proposed, and the limitation of this compensated 2D design method is discussed.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Optical Design and Fabrication
Original Manuscript: December 12, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2006
Yi Yang, Ke-Yuan Qian, and Yi Luo, "Design of a rotational three-dimensional nonimaging device by a compensated two-dimensional design process," Appl. Opt. 45, 5154-5159 (2006)