25 August 2015 String method of nonimaging optics from a radiation theory perspective
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In this paper we will discuss the one-dimensional Hottel string method as it applies to symmetric, infinite sources (as in the case of constructing ideal solar concentrators) and extend the theory to asymmetric, finite sources and demonstrate that an ideal concentrator can be created in this case. Furthermore, we will discuss the concept of flowlines and explore the yet unknown relationship between strings and flowlines.
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Boe Colabewala, Boe Colabewala, Lun Jiang, Lun Jiang, Roland Winston, Roland Winston, } "String method of nonimaging optics from a radiation theory perspective", Proc. SPIE 9572, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XII, 957202 (25 August 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2191946; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2191946


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