An analysis is made of large aperture parabolic reflectors as solar furnaces to determine the most effective areas and estimate maximum attainable temperatures for two types of radiation targets. The maximum attainable temperature calculated is 5200°K.
JOSEPH FARBER and BURTON I . DAVIS, "Analysis of Large Aperture Parabolic Mirrors for Solar Furnaces," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 216-217 (1957)