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Nonimaging Optics - Roland Winston

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Published: 1st December 2004
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From its inception nearly 30 years ago, the optical subdiscipline now referred to as nonimaging optics, has experienced dramatic growth. The term nonimaging optics is concerned with applications where imaging formation is not important but where effective and efficient collection, concentration, transport and distribution of light energy is - i.e. solar energy conversion, signal detection, illumination optics, measurement and testing. This book will incorporate the substantial developments of the past decade in this field.
* Includes all substantial developments of the past decade in the rapidly moving field of nonimaging optics
* The only authoritative reference on nonimaging optics, from the leader in the field

Govind Agrawal - "Nonimaging Optics" is very popular in the industry, and the book should do quite well if it is written from the point of view of an Engineer. Prof. ROLAND WINSTON is "the expert" in this field and should do a very good job. We just hired one of his colleagues from Germany here at the Institute of Optics, and he will be teaching a course on this topic. "The book is mostly theoretical, but applications to solar energy concentration are discussed at length. Mathematical foundations are explored in 13 appendices. References are numerous and up-to-date, and the index serves its purpose." - OPN Optics & Photonics News, Sept. 2006

Nonimaging Optical Systems and Their Uses
Some Basic Ideas in Geometrical Optics
Some Designs of Image-Forming Concentrators
Nonimaging Optical Systems
Developments and Modifications of the Compound Parabolic Concentrator
The Flow-line Method for Designing Nonimaging Optical Systems
Concentrators for Prescribed Irradiance
Simultaneous Multiple Surface Design Method
Imaging Applications of Nonimaging Concentrators
Consequences of Symmetry
Global Optimization of High-Performance Concentrators
A Paradigm for a Wave Description of Optical Measurements
Applications to Solar Energy Concentration
Manufacturing Tolerances
Appendices A-M
Derivation and Explanation of the Etendue Invariant, Including the Dynamical Analogy Derivation of the Skew Invariant
The Edge-Ray Theorem
Conservation of Skew and Linear Momentum
Conservation of Etendue for Two-Parameter
Perfect Off-Axis Imaging
The Luneberg Lens
The Geometry of the Basic Compound Parabolic Concentrator Bundles of Rays
The qi/qo Concentrator
The Truncated Compound Parabolic Concentrator
The Differential Equation for the 2D Concentrator Profile with Nonplane Absorber
Skew Rays in Hyperboloidal Concentrator
Sine Relation for Hyperboloid/Lens Concentrator
The Concentrator Design for Skew Rays
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ISBN: 9780127597515
ISBN-10: 0127597514
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.17