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Simultaneous calculation of three optical surfaces in the 3D SMS freeform RXI optic 
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The Freeform RXI collimator is a remarkable example of advanced nonimaging device designed with the 3D Simultaneous Multiple Surface (SMS) Method. In the original design, two (the front refracting surface and the back mirror) of the three optical surfaces of the RXI are calculated simultaneously and one (the cavity surrounding the source) is fixed by the designer. As a result, the RXI perfectly couples two input wavefronts (coming from the edges of the extended LED source) with two output wavefronts (defining the output beam). This allows for LED lamps able to produce controlled intensity distributions, which can and have been successfully applied to demanding applications like high- and low-beams for Automotive Lighting. Nevertheless, current trends in this field are moving towards smaller headlamps with more shape constraints driven by car design. We present an improved version of the 3D RXI in which also the cavity surface is computed during the design, so that there are three freeform surfaces calculated simultaneously and an additional degree of freedom for controlling the light emission: now the RXI can perfectly couple three input wavefronts with three output wavefronts. The enhanced control over ray beams allows for improved light homogeneity and better pattern definition.
Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIII
San Diego, California, USA
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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Nonimaging Optics. Freeform and Illumination Optics I. Proc. SPIE. 9955
  • Autor: Simone Sorgato (LPI)
  • Autor: Rubén Mohedano (LPI)
  • Autor: Maikel Hernández Sanz (UPM)
  • Autor: Julio Cesar Pinto Chaves (LPI)
  • Autor: José Blen (LPI)
  • Autor: Juan Carlos Miñano Dominguez (UPM)
  • Autor: Pablo Benitez Gimenez (UPM)
  • Autor: Hugo Thienpont (Brussels Photonics Team)
  • Autor: Fabian Duerr (Brussels Photonics Team)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería Óptica
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Domótica Integral, CEDINT
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