Nonimaging Optics

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Academic Press, Jan 5, 2005 - Science - 497 pages
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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.

* 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
 

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A very good book of reference to understand and apply the concepts of CPC for designing solar power harvesting systems.The concepts are very well sequenced and bring out the physical meaning clearly.

Contents

1 Nonimaging Optical Systems and Their Uses
1
2 Some Basic Ideas in Geometrical Optics
7
3 Some Designs of ImageForming Concentrators
25
4 Nonimaging Optical Systems
43
5 Developments and Modifications of the Compound Parabolic Concentrator
69
6 The Flowline Method for Designing Nonimaging Optical Systems
99
7 Concentrators for Prescribed Irradiance
159
8 Simultaneous Multiple Surface Design Method
181
The EdgeRay Theorem
421
Conservation of Skew and Linear Momentum
433
Conservation of Étendue for TwoParameter Bundles of Rays
439
Perfect OffAxis Imaging
449
The Luneberg Lens
461
The Geometry of the Basic Compound Parabolic Concentrator
467
The uiuo Concentrator
471
The Truncated Compound Parabolic Concentrator
473

9 Imaging Applications of Nonimaging Concentrators
219
10 Consequences of Symmetry
235
11 Global Optimization of HighPerformance Concentrators
265
12 A Paradigm for a Wave Description of Optical Measurements
305
13 Applications to Solar Energy Concentration
317
14 Manufacturing Tolerances
395
Derivation and Explanation of the Étendue Invariant Including the Dynamical Analogy Derivation of the Skew Invariant
415
The Differential Equation for the 2D Concentrator Profile with Nonplane Absorber
477
Skew Rays in Hyperboloidal Concentrator
481
Sine Relation for HyperboloidLens Concentrator
483
The Concentrator Design for Skew Rays
485
Index
493
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