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  • Vol. 80, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 731–734

Construction principle of a nonimaging optical system of an illuminating device

A. V. Gapeeva, V. A. Zverev, and I. N. Timoshchuk  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 80, Issue 12, pp. 731-734 (2013)

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It is shown that, if (like the point-spread function in imaging optics), the relative brightness distribution in a radiation source of finite size is taken as the nonimaging display function, the actual surface-illuminance distribution is determined by the integral of the convolution of the nonimaging display function with the surface-illuminance distribution by a point source. This paper discusses the use of a reflecting surface to equalize the surface illuminance, irrespective of its imaging properties.

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OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.2945) Optical design and fabrication : Illumination design
(220.4298) Optical design and fabrication : Nonimaging optics

Original Manuscript: July 11, 2013
Published: February 18, 2014

A. V. Gapeeva, V. A. Zverev, and I. N. Timoshchuk, "Construction principle of a nonimaging optical system of an illuminating device," J. Opt. Technol. 80, 731-734 (2013)

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