Full landscape of aplanatic optics for concentration near the thermodynamic limit

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Abstract

Originally developed to ameliorate image quality, aplanatic optics were only recently analyzed as maximumperformance light-transfer systems with concentration approaching the fundamental limit. A basic categorization scheme is presented that appears to cover the full spectrum of aplanatic designs, illustrated for far-field dual-mirror concentrators and motivated by high-irradiance solar applications. Several previously unrecognized classes of concentrators are identified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonimaging Optics
Subtitle of host publicationEfficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration VI
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2009
EventNonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration VI - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 20094 Aug 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7423
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceNonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration VI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period2/08/094/08/09

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