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  • Vol. 67, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1977
  • pp: 1594–1598

Collection properties of generalized light concentrators

Robert E. Jones Jr.  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 67, Issue 11, pp. 1594-1598 (1977)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.67.001594


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Abstract

The collection properties of generalized nonimaging radiation concentrators are studied for the case of geometrical optics. The second law of thermodynamics is applied to a concentrator located at the center of a cavity radiation source. It is shown that for three-dimensional concentrators the concentration C and the angular acceptance α(θ, ø) obey the relation 1 = Cθπ/2 = 0 ∫ø = 0π-1α(θ,ø)cosθsinθ dθdø. For cylindrical concentrators, the concentration and angular acceptance α(θ) obey the relation 1 = C-π/2-π/2(½)α(θ)cosθdθ. These relationships are shown to reduce to those previously known for the special case of ideal concentrators.

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Robert E. Jones Jr., "Collection properties of generalized light concentrators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67, 1594-1598 (1977)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-67-11-1594

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