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Illumination Systems: Optimization and Tolerancing

Illumination Systems: Optimization and Tolerancing

This course will explain how to set-up, optimize and tolerance illumination systems.

About this course

This course includes the following content: 

  • Introduction to Optimization – Parabolic Reflectors
  • Sobol
    • “Smart” random ray-tracing
  • Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC)
    • Self Study Exercise to design a CPC
  • Bitmap Optimization
    • Design a freeform mirror to create uniform illumination in NSC mode
  • Tolerancing NSC Systems
    • CPC tolerancing
  • Back Light Module Example
    • Model and optimize an edge-lit Back Light Module

Curriculum

  • Before we get started....
  • Illumination Systems
  • 1. Examples of Illumination Systems
  • Optimization of a Parabolic Reflector
  • 2. What is a Parabolic Reflector?
  • 3. Example: Set-up
  • 4. Merit Function
  • 5. Example: optimization near-field
  • 6. Practice Time: Optimization
  • 7. Example: optimization far-field
  • 8. Example: optimization real source
  • 9. Important points about Optimization
  • Optimization of a Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC)
  • 10. What is a CPC?
  • 11. Practice Time: can you design a CPC?
  • 12. CPC Design step-by-step: set-up
  • 13. CPC Design step-by-step: evaluation and optimization
  • CPC: Quiz
  • Bitmap Optimization
  • 14. What is the Bitmap Optimization?
  • 15. Practice Time: Freeform Mirror
  • 16. Bitmap Optimization Freeform Mirror: set-up
  • 17. Bitmap Optimization Freeform Mirror: optimization
  • Bitmap Optimization: Quiz
  • Tolerancing of a Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC)
  • 18. Tolerancing in Non-Sequential
  • 19. Tolerancing a CPC: Defining Tolerances
  • 20. Tolerancing a CPC: Criteria and Running the Tolerancing
  • Tolerancing in Non-Sequential: Quiz
  • Optimization of a Back Light Module
  • 21. What is a Back Light Module?
  • 22. Back Light Module: Specifications
  • 23. Back Light Module: Set-up
  • 24. Back Light Module: Array Object
  • 25. Back Light Module: Microstructure
  • 26. Back Light Module: Finish set-up and evaluation
  • 27. Back Light Module: Optimization on Spatial Uniformity
  • 28. Back Light Module: BEF
  • 29. Back Light Module: Adding BEF
  • 30. Back Light Module: Full System
  • Back Light Module: Quiz
  • Test your knowledge!
  • Illumination Systems - Test your knowledge!

About this course

This course includes the following content: 

  • Introduction to Optimization – Parabolic Reflectors
  • Sobol
    • “Smart” random ray-tracing
  • Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC)
    • Self Study Exercise to design a CPC
  • Bitmap Optimization
    • Design a freeform mirror to create uniform illumination in NSC mode
  • Tolerancing NSC Systems
    • CPC tolerancing
  • Back Light Module Example
    • Model and optimize an edge-lit Back Light Module

Curriculum

  • Before we get started....
  • Illumination Systems
  • 1. Examples of Illumination Systems
  • Optimization of a Parabolic Reflector
  • 2. What is a Parabolic Reflector?
  • 3. Example: Set-up
  • 4. Merit Function
  • 5. Example: optimization near-field
  • 6. Practice Time: Optimization
  • 7. Example: optimization far-field
  • 8. Example: optimization real source
  • 9. Important points about Optimization
  • Optimization of a Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC)
  • 10. What is a CPC?
  • 11. Practice Time: can you design a CPC?
  • 12. CPC Design step-by-step: set-up
  • 13. CPC Design step-by-step: evaluation and optimization
  • CPC: Quiz
  • Bitmap Optimization
  • 14. What is the Bitmap Optimization?
  • 15. Practice Time: Freeform Mirror
  • 16. Bitmap Optimization Freeform Mirror: set-up
  • 17. Bitmap Optimization Freeform Mirror: optimization
  • Bitmap Optimization: Quiz
  • Tolerancing of a Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC)
  • 18. Tolerancing in Non-Sequential
  • 19. Tolerancing a CPC: Defining Tolerances
  • 20. Tolerancing a CPC: Criteria and Running the Tolerancing
  • Tolerancing in Non-Sequential: Quiz
  • Optimization of a Back Light Module
  • 21. What is a Back Light Module?
  • 22. Back Light Module: Specifications
  • 23. Back Light Module: Set-up
  • 24. Back Light Module: Array Object
  • 25. Back Light Module: Microstructure
  • 26. Back Light Module: Finish set-up and evaluation
  • 27. Back Light Module: Optimization on Spatial Uniformity
  • 28. Back Light Module: BEF
  • 29. Back Light Module: Adding BEF
  • 30. Back Light Module: Full System
  • Back Light Module: Quiz
  • Test your knowledge!
  • Illumination Systems - Test your knowledge!