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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 5012–5015

Target flux estimation by calculating intersections between neighboring conic reflector patches

Cristina Canavesi, William J. Cassarly, and Jannick P. Rolland  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 23, pp. 5012-5015 (2013)

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We propose a fast algorithm to estimate the flux collected by conic reflector patches, based on the calculation of intersections between neighboring patches. The algorithm can be employed in conjunction with the supporting ellipsoids algorithm for freeform reflector design and is shown to be orders of magnitude faster and more scalable than the commonly used Monte Carlo ray tracing approach.

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OCIS Codes
(080.1753) Geometric optics : Computation methods
(220.2945) Optical design and fabrication : Illumination design
(080.4228) Geometric optics : Nonspherical mirror surfaces
(080.4298) Geometric optics : Nonimaging optics

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: August 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2013
Published: November 21, 2013

Cristina Canavesi, William J. Cassarly, and Jannick P. Rolland, "Target flux estimation by calculating intersections between neighboring conic reflector patches," Opt. Lett. 38, 5012-5015 (2013)

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