DTIRC Based Optical Collimators

Roberto Ramirez-Iniguez, Ali Ahmadinia, Hernando Fernandez-Canque

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    Abstract

    Non-imaging optical concentrators have been used in the past to increase the power density of incoming radiation in applications such as photovoltaic (PV) solar and optical wireless communications. This paper explores the use of Dielectric Totally Internally Reflecting Concentrators (DTIRC) as collimators and beam shapers to create a more efficient optical emitter for a variety of applications. First, an introduction to optical concentrators is presented in section 1. Section 2 presents a comparison of some of the most important features of common non-imaging concentrators. A description of the main characteristics of DTIRCs is presented in section 3, followed by the experimental evaluation of DTIRCs as collimators in sections 4 and 5. Finally, a summary and conclusions are presented in section 6.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationKnowledge-based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems 
    Subtitle of host publication15th International Conference, KES 2011, Kaiserslautern, Germany, September 12-14, 2011, Proceedings, Part III
    Place of PublicationKaiserslautern, Germany
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages462-471
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-23854-3
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-23853-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume6883
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743

    Keywords

    • optical
    • collimator
    • concentrator
    • non-imaging
    • DTIRC

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