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Title: Nonimaging Optical Illumination System

A nonimaging illumination or concentration optical device. An optical device is provided having a light source, a light reflecting surface with an opening and positioned partially around the light source which is opposite the opening of the light reflecting surface. The light reflecting surface is disposed to produce a substantially uniform intensity output with the reflecting surface defined in terms of a radius vector R.sub.i in conjunction with an angle .phi..sub.i between R.sub.i, a direction from the source and an angle .theta..sub.i between direct forward illumination and the light ray reflected once from the reflecting surface. R.sub.i varies as the exponential of tan (.phi..sub.i -.theta..sub.i)/2 integrated over .phi..sub.i.
Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Chicago, IL)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
879181
Assignee:
NiOptics Corporation (Evanston, IL) CHO
Patent Number(s):
US 5289356
Application Number:
07/732982
Contract Number:
FG02-87ER13726
Research Org:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English