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  • Vol. 69, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1979
  • pp: 532–536

Geometrical vector flux and some new nonimaging concentrators

R. Winston and W. T. Welford  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 69, Issue 4, pp. 532-536 (1979)

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The geometrical vector flux, a quantity related to measures of illumination, is defined; some of its properties are explained and used to develop new forms of nonimaging concentrators.

© 1979 Optical Society of America

R. Winston and W. T. Welford, "Geometrical vector flux and some new nonimaging concentrators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 69, 532-536 (1979)

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