Nonimaging Optics

Nonimaging Optics

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 180.3 x 251.5 x 27.9mm | 1,065.95g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0127597514
  • 9780127597515
  • 1,770,690

Table of contents

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

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
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Review quote

"This is the right book for all who need to collect light efficiently." - OPN Optics & Photonics News, Sept. 2006
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