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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 5 — May. 17, 2007

Radiative flux from a planar multiple point source within a cylindrical enclosure reaching a coaxial circular plane

Stanislaw Tryka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 3777-3790 (2007)

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A general formula and some special integral formulas were presented for calculating radiative fluxes incident on a circular plane from a planar multiple point source within a coaxial cylindrical enclosure perpendicular to the source. These formula were obtained for radiation propagating in a homogeneous isotropic medium assuming that the lateral surface of the enclosure completely absorbs the incident radiation. Exemplary results were computed numerically and illustrated with three-dimensional surface plots. The formulas presented are suitable for determining fluxes of radiation reaching planar circular detectors, collectors or other planar circular elements from systems of laser diodes, light emitting diodes and fiber lamps within cylindrical enclosures, as well as small biological emitters (bacteria, fungi, yeast, etc.) distributed on planar bases of open nontransparent cylindrical containers.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(120.5240) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Photometry
(120.5630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Radiometry
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources
(350.5610) Other areas of optics : Radiation

Original Manuscript: September 29, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 2007
Published: April 2, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Stanislaw Tryka, "Radiative flux from a planar multiple point source within a cylindrical enclosure reaching a coaxial circular plane," Opt. Express 15, 3777-3790 (2007)

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