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Introduction to Nonimaging Optics covers the theoretical foundations and design methods of nonimaging optics, as well as key concepts from related fields. This fully updated, revised, and expandedSecond Edition:
- Features a new and intuitive introduction with a basic description of the advantages of nonimaging optics
- Adds new chapters on wavefronts for a prescribed output (irradiance or intensity), infinitesimal étendue optics (generalization of the aplanatic optics), and Köhler optics and color mixing
- Incorporates new material on the simultaneous multiple surface (SMS) design method in 3-D, integral invariants, and étendue 2-D
- Contains 21 chapters, 24 fully worked and several other examples, and 1,000+ illustrations, including photos of real devices
- Addresses applications ranging from solar energy concentration to illumination engineering
Introduction to Nonimaging Optics, Second Edition invites newcomers to explore the growing field of nonimaging optics, while providing seasoned veterans with an extensive reference book.
The first entry-level resource on this rapidly developing field, this book is conveniently organized in two sections. The first one deals with nonimaging optics, covering its main concepts and design methods. The second section summarizes general concepts, including rays and wave fronts, reflection and refraction, and symmetry. The author relates nonimaging to other popular fields, such as thermodynamics, radiometry, photometry radiation heat transfer and classical mechanics. He also provides useful examples at the end of each chapter.