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Raytrace assisted analytical formulation of Fresnel lens transmission efficiency

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Arthur Davis

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Proc. SPIE 7429, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XII, 74290D (August 24, 2009); doi:10.1117/12.823742
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  • Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XII
  • R. John Koshel; G. Groot Gregory
  • San Diego, CA | August 02, 2009

abstract

In consideration of the broad range of possible Fresnel lens applications, it is desirable to find a fast way of approximating optical performance that is not specific to a particular lens geometry. This is potentially useful for gaining deeper insight into a lens system and affording accelerated development times. Additionally, a Fresnel lens manufactured using a molded polymer process has limitations on how accurately it can replicate a microstructured prismatic pattern. This is especially true at the prismatic peaks of the part where it is more difficult to completely "fill-out" the moldbase. Inclusion of this effect in performance evaluation is important. Using transmission efficiency (or transmittance) as the metric, a Fresnel lens model which includes imperfect peak replication is sought. The system description will be parameterized so that the formulations are not specific to a particular geometry and can be generally applied. The parameter space will be explored with raytracing and the results compiled for convenient reference.

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Arthur Davis
"Raytrace assisted analytical formulation of Fresnel lens transmission efficiency", Proc. SPIE 7429, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XII, 74290D (August 24, 2009); doi:10.1117/12.823742; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.823742


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