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García Botella, Ángel and Álvarez Fernández Balbuena, Antonio and Bernabeu Martínez, Eusebio (2006) Elliptical concentrators. Applied Optics, 45 (29). pp. 7622-7627. ISSN 1559-128X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.007622


Nonimaging optics is a field devoted to the design of optical components for applications such as solar concentration or illumination. In this field, many different techniques have been used to produce optical devices, including the use of reflective and refractive components or inverse engineering techniques. However, many of these optical components are based on translational symmetries, rotational symmetries, or free-form surfaces. We study a new family of nonimaging concentrators called elliptical concentrators. This new family of concentrators provides new capabilities and can have different configurations, either homofocal or nonhomofocal. Translational and rotational concentrators can be considered as particular cases of elliptical concentrators.

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© 2006 Optical Society of America.
This research was partially supported by the project Architectural Sensors–Communidad de Madrid Programme ref. S-505/ENE0355. The authors thank Agustin Gonzalez-Cano for his contribution to this work.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Solar Concentrators, Designs
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:26717
Deposited On:25 Sep 2014 10:43
Last Modified:25 Sep 2014 10:43

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