From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2017
We present a novel freeform lens design method for an application to LED collimating illumination. The method is derived from a basic geometric-optics analysis and construction approach. By using this method, a compact collimated lenses with Aspect Ratio = 0.219 is presented. Moreover, the utility efficiency (UE) inside the angle defined by ideal concentrator hypothesis with different lens-to-LED size ratios for both this lens and TIR lens are presented. A prototype of the collimator lens is also made to verify the practical performance of the lens, which has light distribution very compatible with the simulation results.
Tao Luo and Gang Wang, "Compact collimators designed with a modified point approximation for light-emitting diodes," Proc. SPIE 10379, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIV, 103790G (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 06, 2017; Published: 17 October 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2273526.
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