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  • Vol. 72, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1982
  • pp: 1564–1566

Efficiency of nonimaging concentrators in the physical-optics model

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


JOSA, Vol. 72, Issue 11, pp. 1564-1566 (1982)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.72.001564


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Abstract

The consequences of Liouville’s theorem that are known to be valid in the geometrical-optics limit are shown to hold when wavelength-dependent effects, for example, diffraction and scattering, are taken into account.

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R. Winston and W. T. Welford, "Efficiency of nonimaging concentrators in the physical-optics model," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 1564-1566 (1982)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-72-11-1564


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References

  1. W. T. Welford and R. Winston, The Optics of Nonimaging Concentrators (Academic, New York, 1978).
  2. W. T. Welford and R. Winston, "Nonconventional optical systems and the brightness theorem," Appl. Opt. 1982; "An upper bound on the efficiency of certain nonimaging concentrators in the physical-optics model," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 1244–1248 (1982).
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  5. A. Walther, "Gabor's theorem and energy transfer through lenses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 639–644 (1967).
  6. R. Courant and D. Hilbert, Methods of Mathematical Physics, Vol. I (Interscience, New York, 1953), pp. 429 et. seq.

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