Specular aspheric surface to obtain a specified irradiance from discrete or continuous line source radiation: Design.

Academic Article


  • A differential equation is obtained for a reflecting surface that will distribute radiation originating from a linear array of discrete sources or a continuous line source into a specified illuminance over an arbitrary receiver surface that is symmetric about the line. The equation is solved numerically for the special case of two discrete emitting elements and also for a continuous Lambertian source. © 1975 Optical Society of America.
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  • Applied Optics  Journal
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    Author List

  • Burkhard DG; Shealy DL
  • Start Page

  • 1279
  • End Page

  • 1284
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 6