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Nonimaging Optics

Book 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.

* 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

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. PREFACE
  6. Chapter 1: NONIMAGING OPTICAL SYSTEMS AND THEIR USES
  7. Chapter 2: SOME BASIC IDEAS IN GEOMETRICAL OPTICS
  8. Chapter 3: SOME DESIGNS OF IMAGE-FORMING CONCENTRATORS
  9. Chapter 4: NONIMAGING OPTICAL SYSTEMS
  10. Chapter 5: DEVELOPMENTS AND MODIFICATIONS OF THE COMPOUND PARABOLIC CONCENTRATOR
  11. Chapter 6: THE FLOW-LINE METHOD FOR DESIGNING NONIMAGING OPTICAL SYSTEMS
  12. Chapter 7: CONCENTRATORS FOR PRESCRIBED IRRADIANCE
  13. Chapter 8: SIMULTANEOUS MULTIPLE SURFACE DESIGN METHOD
  14. Chapter 9: IMAGING APPLICATIONS OF NONIMAGING CONCENTRATORS
  15. Chapter 10: CONSEQUENCES OF SYMMETRY
  16. Chapter 11: GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATORS
  17. Chapter 12: A PARADIGM FOR A WAVE DESCRIPTION OF OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS
  18. Chapter 13: APPLICATIONS TO SOLAR ENERGY CONCENTRATION
  19. Chapter 14: MANUFACTURING TOLERANCES
  20. APPENDICES
    1. Appendix A: DERIVATION AND EXPLANATION OF THE ÉTENDUE INVARIANT, INCLUDING THE DYNAMICAL ANALOGY; DERIVATION OF THE SKEW INVARIANT
    2. Appendix B: THE EDGE-RAY THEOREM
    3. Appendix C: CONSERVATION OF SKEW AND LINEAR MOMENTUM
    4. Appendix D: CONSERVATION OF ÉTENDUE FOR TWO-PARAMETER BUNDLES OF RAYS
    5. Appendix E: PERFECT OFF-AXIS IMAGING
    6. Appendix F: THE LUNEBURG LENS
    7. Appendix G: THE GEOMETRY OF THE BASIC COMPOUND PARABOLIC CONCENTRATOR
    8. Appendix H: THE θi/θo CONCENTRATOR
    9. Appendix I: THE TRUNCATED COMPOUND PARABOLIC CONCENTRATOR
    10. Appendix J: THE DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION FOR THE 2D CONCENTRATOR PROFILE WITH NONPLANE ABSORBER
    11. Appendix K: SKEW RAYS IN HYPERBOLOIDAL CONCENTRATOR
    12. Appendix L: SINE RELATION FOR HYPERBOLOIDAL/LENS CONCENTRATOR
    13. Appendix M: THE CONCENTRATOR DESIGN FOR SKEW RAYS
  21. INDEX