Nonimaging Optics

Nonimaging Optics

1st Edition - December 22, 2004

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  • Authors: Roland Winston, Juan Minano, Pablo Benitez, With contributions by Narkis Shatz and John C. Bortz
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080479736

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Description

From its inception nearly 30 years ago, the optical subdiscipline now referred to as nonimaging optics, has experienced dramatic growth. The term nonimaging optics is concerned with applications where imaging formation is not important but where effective and efficient collection , concentration, transport and distribution of light energy is - i.e. solar energy conversion, signal detection, illumination optics, measurement and testing. This book will incorporate the substantial developments of the past decade in this field.

Key Features

* Includes all substantial developments of the past decade in the rapidly moving field of nonimaging optics
* The only authoritative reference on nonimaging optics, from the leader in the field

Readership

Advanced undergraduate & graduate students, workers in illumination optics & signal detection, in solar energy conversion, in measurement & testing; members of OSA, SPIE, APS, and Solar energy groups (ASES and ISES) who work in nonimaging optics.

Table of Contents

  • PREFACE

    Chapter 1: NONIMAGING OPTICAL SYSTEMS AND THEIR USES

    Chapter 2: SOME BASIC IDEAS IN GEOMETRICAL OPTICS

    Chapter 3: SOME DESIGNS OF IMAGE-FORMING CONCENTRATORS

    Chapter 4: NONIMAGING OPTICAL SYSTEMS

    Chapter 5: DEVELOPMENTS AND MODIFICATIONS OF THE COMPOUND PARABOLIC CONCENTRATOR

    Chapter 6: THE FLOW-LINE METHOD FOR DESIGNING NONIMAGING OPTICAL SYSTEMS

    Chapter 7: CONCENTRATORS FOR PRESCRIBED IRRADIANCE

    Chapter 8: SIMULTANEOUS MULTIPLE SURFACE DESIGN METHOD

    Chapter 9: IMAGING APPLICATIONS OF NONIMAGING CONCENTRATORS

    Chapter 10: CONSEQUENCES OF SYMMETRY

    Chapter 11: GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATORS

    Chapter 12: A PARADIGM FOR A WAVE DESCRIPTION OF OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS

    Chapter 13: APPLICATIONS TO SOLAR ENERGY CONCENTRATION

    Chapter 14: MANUFACTURING TOLERANCES

    APPENDICES

    Appendix A: DERIVATION AND EXPLANATION OF THE ÉTENDUE INVARIANT, INCLUDING THE DYNAMICAL ANALOGY; DERIVATION OF THE SKEW INVARIANT

    Appendix B: THE EDGE-RAY THEOREM

    Appendix C: CONSERVATION OF SKEW AND LINEAR MOMENTUM

    Appendix D: CONSERVATION OF ÉTENDUE FOR TWO-PARAMETER BUNDLES OF RAYS

    Appendix E: PERFECT OFF-AXIS IMAGING

    Appendix F: THE LUNEBURG LENS

    Appendix G: THE GEOMETRY OF THE BASIC COMPOUND PARABOLIC CONCENTRATOR

    Appendix H: THE θio CONCENTRATOR

    Appendix I: THE TRUNCATED COMPOUND PARABOLIC CONCENTRATOR

    Appendix J: THE DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION FOR THE 2D CONCENTRATOR PROFILE WITH NONPLANE ABSORBER

    Appendix K: SKEW RAYS IN HYPERBOLOIDAL CONCENTRATOR

    Appendix L: SINE RELATION FOR HYPERBOLOIDAL/LENS CONCENTRATOR

    Appendix M: THE CONCENTRATOR DESIGN FOR SKEW RAYS

    INDEX

Product details

  • No. of pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2004
  • Published: December 22, 2004
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080479736

About the Authors

Roland Winston

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California at Merced

Juan Minano

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical University of Madrid UPM, CEDINT, Madrid, Spain and Light Prescriptions Innovators LLC, Irvine, CA, USA

Pablo Benitez

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical University of Madrid UPM, CEDINT, Madrid, Spain and Light Prescriptions Innovators LLC, Irvine, CA, USA

With contributions by Narkis Shatz and John C. Bortz

Affiliations and Expertise

Science Applications International Corporation

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  • Marc H. Wed Feb 21 2018

    Use Concentrators in reverse

    I am designing illumination devices and this book is me a very good guide. Some sections are a bit terse though.