Aplanats were recently analyzed for the first time as maximum-performance light-transfer systems with radiative transfer approaching the thermodynamic limit. We present a fundamental categorization scheme that appears to subsume the full spectrum of aplanatic designs, illustrated for far-field dual-mirror concentrators and motivated by high-irradiance solar applications.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering