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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 19, Iss. S4 — Jul. 4, 2011
  • pp: A747–A756

Free-form V-groove reflector design with the SMS method in three dimensions

Dejan Grabovičkić, Pablo Benítez, and Juan C. Miñano  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue S4, pp. A747-A756 (2011)

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The Simultaneous Multiple Surface design method in three dimensions (SMS3D) is applied to the design of free-form V-groove reflectors. The general design problem is how to achieve the coupling of two wavefronts after two reflections at the V-groove, no matter which side of the groove the rays hit first. This paper also explains a design procedure for thin dielectric grooved-reflector substitutes for conventional mirrored surfaces. Some canonical V-groove designs are ray-traced in detail.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: March 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 14, 2011
Published: June 3, 2011

Dejan Grabovičkić, Pablo Benítez, and Juan C. Miñano, "Free-form V-groove reflector design with the SMS method in three dimensions," Opt. Express 19, A747-A756 (2011)

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