Performance analysis of a DTIRC-LED illumination structure

S Babadi, R Ramirez-Iniguez, T Boutaleb, T Mallick

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    Abstract

    The Dielectric Total Internal Reflecting Concentrator (DTIRC) is a type of non-imaging optic that has been used in the past to increase the collection eciency of photovoltaic (PV) cells and photodetectors. It does this by redirecting energy impinging on its largest aperture to a smaller aperture to which the absorber is attached. This paper explores the use of non-imaging optics for light emission control when combined with a Light Emitting Diode (LED). In this case, the smallest aperture of the concentrator acts as its input and the largest aperture as the output. This allows control of the angular characteristics of the emitted light beam and an increase of the illuminance at the target plane which is of particular relevance in applications such as illumination and optical wireless communication in terms of their footprint characteristics. Its compact size and design characteristics make the DTIRC a more desirable geometry compared to other non-imaging optics when used as a rst or secondary optic to control the emission characteristics of a light source. This paper reports the correlation
    between simulation and experimental results that validate the ability of DTIRCs to collimate the output beam of extended light sources.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOptics and Measurement International Conference 7–10 October 2014
    Place of PublicationLiberec, Czech Republic
    PublisherSPIE
    Pages5
    Volume9442
    ISBN (Print)9781628415575
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2014

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE
    PublisherSPIE
    Volume9442
    ISSN (Print)0277-786X

    Keywords

    • light emitting diodes
    • apertures
    • light sources
    • photodetectors
    • simulations
    • wireless communications

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