## Introduction to Nonimaging OpticsIntroduction to Nonimaging Optics covers the theoretical foundations and design methods of nonimaging optics, as well as key concepts from related fields. This fully updated, revised, and expanded - Features a new and intuitive introduction with a basic description of the advantages of nonimaging optics
- Adds new chapters on wavefronts for a prescribed output (irradiance or intensity), infinitesimal étendue optics (generalization of the aplanatic optics), and Köhler optics and color mixing
- Incorporates new material on the simultaneous multiple surface (SMS) design method in 3-D, integral invariants, and étendue 2-D
- Contains 21 chapters, 24 fully worked and several other examples, and 1,000+ illustrations, including photos of real devices
- Addresses applications ranging from solar energy concentration to illumination engineering
Introduction to Nonimaging Optics, Second Edition invites newcomers to explore the growing field of nonimaging optics, while providing seasoned veterans with an extensive reference book. |

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### Contents

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Fundamental Concepts | 47 |

Design of TwoDimensional Concentrators | 71 |

Étendue and the WinstonWelford Design Method | 101 |

Vector Flux | 157 |

Combination of Primaries with FlowLine Secondaries | 179 |

Stepped FlowLine Nonimaging Optics | 241 |

Luminaires | 259 |

The Miñano Design Method Using Poisson Brackets | 521 |

Geometrical Optics | 561 |

Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Geometrical Optics | 563 |

Rays and Wavefronts | 605 |

Reflection and Refraction | 619 |

Symmetry | 631 |

Étendue in Phase Space | 649 |

Classical Mechanics and Geometrical Optics | 669 |

MiñanoBenitez Design Method Simultaneous Multiple Surface | 321 |

Wavefronts for Prescribed Output | 407 |

Infinitesimal Étendue Optics | 435 |

Köhler Optics and ColorMixing | 461 |

Radiometry Photometry and Radiation Heat Transfer | 677 |

Plane Curves | 697 |

Back Cover | 749 |

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