Abstract

In this work, we propose a design method of composite freeform collimating lenses that integrates freeform reflection, refraction, and Fresnel surfaces to realize highly collimated and uniformed light output in a single lens element. The algorithm is designed considering a consistent combination of different surfaces, so the light rays reaching the Fresnel surface through refraction and reflection should generate the same luminous intensity. The Fresnel rings can be designed in two different ways, depending on the sequence of light rays propagating between the reflection and the Fresnel surfaces. The lighting effects of the lenses are analyzed in a 3D simulation, and the light output of both schemes reaches a high level of collimation and uniformity, agreeing well with design expectations. The obtained lenses have the advantages of a compact volume, high light extraction efficiency, and variable geometry by changing the combination form of the freeform surfaces.

© 2018 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Realization of uniform and collimated light distribution in a single freeform-Fresnel double surface LED lens

Xiong Hui, Jie Liu, Yunjia Wan, and Haobo Lin
Appl. Opt. 56(15) 4561-4565 (2017)

Design of optical system for collimating the light of an LED uniformly

Chen Chen and Xiaohui Zhang
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31(5) 1118-1125 (2014)

Freeform lens design for light-emitting diode uniform illumination by using a method of source–target luminous intensity mapping

Jin-Jia Chen, Ze-Yu Huang, Te-Shu Liu, Ming-Da Tsai, and Kuang-Lung Huang
Appl. Opt. 54(28) E146-E152 (2015)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (10)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription