Nonimaging Optics

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Dezember 2004



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


1. Nonimaging Optical Systems and Their Uses 2. Some Basic Ideas in Geometrical Optics 3. Some Designs of Image-Forming Concentrators 4. Nonimaging Optical Systems 5. Developments and Modifications of the Compound Parabolic Concentrator 6. The Flow-line Method for Designing Nonimaging Optical Systems 7. Concentrators for Prescribed Irradiance 8. Simultaneous Multiple Surface Design Method 9. Imaging Applications of Nonimaging Concentrators 10. Consequences of Symmetry (by Narkis Shatz and John C. Bortz) 11. Global Optimization of High-Performance Concentrators (by Narkis Shatz and John C. Bortz) 12. A Paradigm for a Wave Description of Optical Measurements 13. Applications to Solar Energy Concentration 14. Manufacturing Tolerances Appendices A-M APPENDIX A: Derivation and Explanation of the Etendue Invariant, Including the Dynamical Analogy; Derivation of the Skew Invariant APPENDIX B: The Edge-Ray Theorem APPENDIX C: Conservation of Skew and Linear Momentum APPENDIX D: Conservation of Etendue for Two-Parameter APPENDIX E: Perfect Off-Axis Imaging APPENDIX F: The Luneberg Lens APPENDIX G: The Geometry of the Basic Compound Parabolic Concentrator Bundles of Rays APPENDIX H: The qi/qo Concentrator APPENDIX I: The Truncated Compound Parabolic Concentrator APPENDIX J: The Differential Equation for the 2D Concentrator Profile with Nonplane Absorber APPENDIX K: Skew Rays in Hyperboloidal Concentrator APPENDIX L: Sine Relation for Hyperboloid/Lens Concentrator APPENDIX M: The Concentrator Design for Skew Rays


By Roland Winston


Govind Agrawal - "Nonimaging Optics" is very popular in the industry, and the book should do quite well if it is written from the point of view of an Engineer. Prof. ROLAND WINSTON is "the expert" in this field and should do a very good job. We just hired one of his colleagues from Germany here at the Institute of Optics, and he will be teaching a course on this topic. "The book is mostly theoretical, but applications to solar energy concentration are discussed at length. Mathematical foundations are explored in 13 appendices. References are numerous and up-to-date, and the index serves its purpose." - OPN Optics & Photonics News, Sept. 2006
EAN: 9780127597515
ISBN: 0127597514
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2004
Seitenanzahl: 512 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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