Near-field tailored imaging optics for coupling ultra-bright light sources into optical fibers Conference Paper uri icon


  • abstract We explore compact, imaging (aplanatic) designs capable of reconstituting the power density of ultra-bright lamps at a remote target, with specific application to optical fiber light transport. The solutions presented here, for concentrating incoherent light from an extended near-field source, closely approach the thermodynamic limit for optical performance at high collection efficiency, as confirmed with raytrace simulations. Our investigations are motivated by the prospect of arc-discharge lamps as effective …

publication date

  • August 20, 2005