18 December 2012 Method for design of axis-symmetrical TIR-optics with use of special quick raytracing technique
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The new optimization method for design of LED optical elements working on the total internal reflection principle is proposed. The optimization method includes the quick raytracing technique adapted for axis-symmetrical surfaces and processing more than hundred thousand rays per second. The raytracing technique based on the approximation of the surface of revolution by a set of truncated cones is presented. As an example, the compact optical element producing uniformly illuminated circle region with angular size of 50° for an extended light source 1x1 mm is computed and simulated. The light efficiency of the designed optical element is about 91.3% and the root-mean-square error of the generated irradiance distribution is less than 10%.
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Mikhail A. Moiseev, Egor V. Byzov, Kseniya V. Borisova, Leonid L. Doskolovich, "Method for design of axis-symmetrical TIR-optics with use of special quick raytracing technique", Proc. SPIE 8550, Optical Systems Design 2012, 855030 (18 December 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.977847; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.977847
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