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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3666–3668

Panel-integration of natural light and the related system of light guiding and illumination

Aiming Ge, Jinlin Cai, Lin Li, Wei Wang, and Peng Qiu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3666-3668 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003666


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Abstract

This Letter proposes an idea of a natural light illumination system by using a light collecting panel. The light collecting panel is coupled with a light guide followed by a specifically designed lens to achieve uniform illumination on a target screen. To assess the system specification, we build a primary model in three-dimensional modeling software and make ray tracing simulation based on a Monte Carlo algorithm. The simulation results show a relatively high efficiency of 41.41% for the entire system and achieve a high uniformity of more than 0.8 within the circular illumination area.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(220.2945) Optical design and fabrication : Illumination design

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: July 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2012
Published: August 29, 2012

Citation
Aiming Ge, Jinlin Cai, Lin Li, Wei Wang, and Peng Qiu, "Panel-integration of natural light and the related system of light guiding and illumination," Opt. Lett. 37, 3666-3668 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-17-3666

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