DESIGN, MODELING AND TESTING OF OPTICAL SURFACES IN ILLUMINATION OPTICS

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Title:
DESIGN, MODELING AND TESTING OF OPTICAL SURFACES IN ILLUMINATION OPTICS
Author:
Wang, Lirong
Issue Date:
2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This dissertation investigates design, modeling and testing methods of optical surfaces in illumination optics.The main focus of this dissertation is to investigate the faceted non-imaging specular light reflector that is often used to generate a uniform, incoherent illuminance distribution. General design methodologies of faceted light reflectors are overviewed. Several design examples of faceted light reflectors including a novel LED flashlight, a novel microscope illuminator and a 20-m segmented paraboloidal solar collector are discussed and analyzed.An accurate source model is important for illumination system design. In this dissertation, an analytic short-arc source modeling method is developed and integrated in the illumination design software ZEMAX.In addition to the design and modeling work, this dissertation explores a flexible, low-cost and robust Software Configurable Optical Test System (SCOTS) for testing specular free-form surfaces that are often used in illumination systems. The application of this testing system in measuring a 3-m segmented paraboloidal solar reflector is investigated. Preliminary SCOTS test results for an F/0.2 concave automotive headlight reflector are introduced. In addition to testing the surfaces of illumination optics using SCOTS, the applications of SCOTS in the measurement of large, high precision optics are also explored and briefly discussed.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Optical Sciences
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Optical Sciences; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sasian, Jose M.
Committee Chair:
Sasian, Jose M.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleDESIGN, MODELING AND TESTING OF OPTICAL SURFACES IN ILLUMINATION OPTICSen_US
dc.creatorWang, Lirongen_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, Lirongen_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation investigates design, modeling and testing methods of optical surfaces in illumination optics.The main focus of this dissertation is to investigate the faceted non-imaging specular light reflector that is often used to generate a uniform, incoherent illuminance distribution. General design methodologies of faceted light reflectors are overviewed. Several design examples of faceted light reflectors including a novel LED flashlight, a novel microscope illuminator and a 20-m segmented paraboloidal solar collector are discussed and analyzed.An accurate source model is important for illumination system design. In this dissertation, an analytic short-arc source modeling method is developed and integrated in the illumination design software ZEMAX.In addition to the design and modeling work, this dissertation explores a flexible, low-cost and robust Software Configurable Optical Test System (SCOTS) for testing specular free-form surfaces that are often used in illumination systems. The application of this testing system in measuring a 3-m segmented paraboloidal solar reflector is investigated. Preliminary SCOTS test results for an F/0.2 concave automotive headlight reflector are introduced. In addition to testing the surfaces of illumination optics using SCOTS, the applications of SCOTS in the measurement of large, high precision optics are also explored and briefly discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSasian, Jose M.en_US
dc.contributor.chairSasian, Jose M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDallas, William J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHua, Hongen_US
dc.identifier.proquest11319en_US
dc.identifier.oclc752261168en_US
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