1 February 1998 Nonimaging optical designs for laser fiber optic surgery
Author Affiliations +
Optical Engineering, 37(2), (1998). doi:10.1117/1.601642
Nonimaging edge-ray concentrators may be uniquely well suited to a number of laser fiber optic contact surgical procedures where sizable increases in irradiance are required at maximum collection efficiency, and light must be emitted uniformly over a wide angular range. Compared to earlier fiber optic devices developed for these tasks, the delivered irradiance from nonimaging designs can be more than double, at maximum radiative efficiency, while producing a Lambertian absorber, i.e., uniform emission over the entire hemisphere. Because edge-ray designs appear to have been overlooked in the development of laser fiber optic devices, we present a couple of candidate designs and evaluate attainable flux concentration and radiative efficiency.
Jeffrey M. Gordon, "Nonimaging optical designs for laser fiber optic surgery," Optical Engineering 37(2), (1 February 1998). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.601642


A novel three-core fiber optic spanner
Proceedings of SPIE (September 28 2015)
Offence against the Edge Ray Theorem?
Proceedings of SPIE (September 29 2004)
Nonimaging Optical Transformers For Fiber Optic Applications
Proceedings of SPIE (February 04 1988)
Design principles of the first 4x fixed solar concentrator
Proceedings of SPIE (August 19 2010)

Back to Top