Abstract

Conventional condensers using rotational symmetric devices perform far from their theoretical limits when transferring optical power from sources such as arc lamps or halogen bulbs to the rectangular entrance of homogenizing prisms (target). We present a free-form condenser design (calculated with the SMS method) that overcomes the limitations inherent to rotational devices and can send to the target 1.8 times the power sent by an equivalent elliptical condenser for a 4:1 target aspect ratio and 1.5 times for 16:9 target and for practical values of target etendue.

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2003 (2)

P. Benítez, J. C. Miñano, J. Blen, R. Mohedano, J. Chaves, O. Dross, M. Hernández, J. Alvarez, W. Falicoff. "SMS Design Method in 3D Geometry: Examples and Applications," Proc. SPIE 5185, 18-29 (2003).

M. Duelli and A. T. Taylor, "Novel polarization conversion and integration system for projection displays," SID Int. Symp. Digest Tech. Papers (34) 1, (2003), pp. 766-769.
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

H. Moench and A. Ritz. "Higher Output, More Compact UHP Lamp Systems," SID Int. Symp. Digest Tech. Papers (33) 1, (2002), pp. 1160-1163.
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

D. S. Dewald, S. M. Penn, and M. Davis, "Sequential Color Recapture and Dynamic Filtering: A Method of Scrolling Color," SID Int. Symp. Digest Tech. Papers (32) 1, (2001), pp. 1076-1079.
[CrossRef]

J. A. Shimizu, "Scrolling Color LCOS for HDTV Rear projection," SID Int. Symp. Digest Tech. Papers, (32) 1, (2001), pp. 1072-1075.
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

1995 (2)

1992 (1)

Alvarez, J.

P. Benítez, J. C. Miñano, J. Blen, R. Mohedano, J. Chaves, O. Dross, M. Hernández, J. Alvarez, W. Falicoff. "SMS Design Method in 3D Geometry: Examples and Applications," Proc. SPIE 5185, 18-29 (2003).

Benítez, P.

Blen, J.

P. Benítez, J. C. Miñano, J. Blen, R. Mohedano, J. Chaves, O. Dross, M. Hernández, J. Alvarez, W. Falicoff. "SMS Design Method in 3D Geometry: Examples and Applications," Proc. SPIE 5185, 18-29 (2003).

Chaves, J.

P. Benítez, J. C. Miñano, J. Blen, R. Mohedano, J. Chaves, O. Dross, M. Hernández, J. Alvarez, W. Falicoff. "SMS Design Method in 3D Geometry: Examples and Applications," Proc. SPIE 5185, 18-29 (2003).

Davis, M.

D. S. Dewald, S. M. Penn, and M. Davis, "Sequential Color Recapture and Dynamic Filtering: A Method of Scrolling Color," SID Int. Symp. Digest Tech. Papers (32) 1, (2001), pp. 1076-1079.
[CrossRef]

Dewald, D. S.

D. S. Dewald, S. M. Penn, and M. Davis, "Sequential Color Recapture and Dynamic Filtering: A Method of Scrolling Color," SID Int. Symp. Digest Tech. Papers (32) 1, (2001), pp. 1076-1079.
[CrossRef]

Dross, O.

P. Benítez, J. C. Miñano, J. Blen, R. Mohedano, J. Chaves, O. Dross, M. Hernández, J. Alvarez, W. Falicoff. "SMS Design Method in 3D Geometry: Examples and Applications," Proc. SPIE 5185, 18-29 (2003).

Duelli, M.

M. Duelli and A. T. Taylor, "Novel polarization conversion and integration system for projection displays," SID Int. Symp. Digest Tech. Papers (34) 1, (2003), pp. 766-769.
[CrossRef]

Falicoff, W.

P. Benítez, J. C. Miñano, J. Blen, R. Mohedano, J. Chaves, O. Dross, M. Hernández, J. Alvarez, W. Falicoff. "SMS Design Method in 3D Geometry: Examples and Applications," Proc. SPIE 5185, 18-29 (2003).

González, J. C.

Gonzlez, J. C.

Hernández, M.

P. Benítez, J. C. Miñano, J. Blen, R. Mohedano, J. Chaves, O. Dross, M. Hernández, J. Alvarez, W. Falicoff. "SMS Design Method in 3D Geometry: Examples and Applications," Proc. SPIE 5185, 18-29 (2003).

Miñano, J. C.

Moench, H.

H. Moench and A. Ritz. "Higher Output, More Compact UHP Lamp Systems," SID Int. Symp. Digest Tech. Papers (33) 1, (2002), pp. 1160-1163.
[CrossRef]

Mohedano, R.

P. Benítez, J. C. Miñano, J. Blen, R. Mohedano, J. Chaves, O. Dross, M. Hernández, J. Alvarez, W. Falicoff. "SMS Design Method in 3D Geometry: Examples and Applications," Proc. SPIE 5185, 18-29 (2003).

Penn, S. M.

D. S. Dewald, S. M. Penn, and M. Davis, "Sequential Color Recapture and Dynamic Filtering: A Method of Scrolling Color," SID Int. Symp. Digest Tech. Papers (32) 1, (2001), pp. 1076-1079.
[CrossRef]

Ritz, A.

H. Moench and A. Ritz. "Higher Output, More Compact UHP Lamp Systems," SID Int. Symp. Digest Tech. Papers (33) 1, (2002), pp. 1160-1163.
[CrossRef]

Shimizu, J. A.

J. A. Shimizu, "Scrolling Color LCOS for HDTV Rear projection," SID Int. Symp. Digest Tech. Papers, (32) 1, (2001), pp. 1072-1075.
[CrossRef]

Taylor, A. T.

M. Duelli and A. T. Taylor, "Novel polarization conversion and integration system for projection displays," SID Int. Symp. Digest Tech. Papers (34) 1, (2003), pp. 766-769.
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (3)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

Proc. SPIE (1)

P. Benítez, J. C. Miñano, J. Blen, R. Mohedano, J. Chaves, O. Dross, M. Hernández, J. Alvarez, W. Falicoff. "SMS Design Method in 3D Geometry: Examples and Applications," Proc. SPIE 5185, 18-29 (2003).

SID Int. Symp. Digest Tech. Papers (4)

D. S. Dewald, S. M. Penn, and M. Davis, "Sequential Color Recapture and Dynamic Filtering: A Method of Scrolling Color," SID Int. Symp. Digest Tech. Papers (32) 1, (2001), pp. 1076-1079.
[CrossRef]

J. A. Shimizu, "Scrolling Color LCOS for HDTV Rear projection," SID Int. Symp. Digest Tech. Papers, (32) 1, (2001), pp. 1072-1075.
[CrossRef]

M. Duelli and A. T. Taylor, "Novel polarization conversion and integration system for projection displays," SID Int. Symp. Digest Tech. Papers (34) 1, (2003), pp. 766-769.
[CrossRef]

H. Moench and A. Ritz. "Higher Output, More Compact UHP Lamp Systems," SID Int. Symp. Digest Tech. Papers (33) 1, (2002), pp. 1160-1163.
[CrossRef]

Other (11)

K. Strobl, "Efficient light engine systems, components and methods of manufacture," US Patent 6,356,700 (2002).

K. K. Li, "Condensing and collecting optical system using parabolic reflectors or a corresponding ellipsoid/ hyperboloid pair of reflectors," US Patent 6,672,740 (2004).

N. Tadaaki, "Illuminator and projection type display device," JP Patent 7,174,974 (1995).

J. A. Shimizu, "Method and light collection system for producing uniform arc image size," US Patent 5,966,250 (1999).

R. Winston, J. C. Miñano, and P. Benítez, Nonimaging Optics, (Academic Press, New York, 2005)

W. Cassarly, "Nonimaging Optics," in Handbook of Optics, 2nd ed., (McGraw-Hill, NewYork, 2001) pp. 2.23-2.42.

http://www.opticalres.com/lt/ltprodds_f.html

http://www.rhino3d.com/

http://www.lpi-llc.com/

N. Shatz and J. C. Bortz, "Consequences of Symmetry," in Nonimaging Optics, R. Winston, J. C. Miñano, and P. Benítez, (Academic Press, New York, 2005) Chap. 10.

J. Chaves, Introduction to Nonimaging Optics, (CRC Press, Boca Ratón, 2008).

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