Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2010

Keywords

Reflector design, Geometric optics, Optimal transportation

Abstract

We consider the following geometric optics problem: construct a system of two reflectors which transforms a spherical wavefront generated by a point source into a beam of parallel rays. This beam has a prescribed intensity distribution. We give a rigorous analysis of this problem. The reflectors we construct are (parts of) the boundaries of convex sets. We prove existence of solutions for a large class of input data and give a uniqueness result. To the author’s knowledge, this is the first time that a rigorous mathematical analysis of this problem is given. The approach is based on optimal transportation theory. It yields a practical algorithm for finding the reflectors. Namely, the problem is equivalent to a constrained linear optimization problem.

Publication Title

Inverse Problems

Volume

26

Issue

045001

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0266-5611/26/4/045001

Required Publisher's Statement

“This is an author created, un-copy edited version of an article accepted for publication in Inverse Problems. The publisher is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at DOI:10.1088/0266-5611/26/4/045001

© 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd. (Institute of Physics)

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Geometrical optics; Reflectors, Lighting--Mathematical models; Mappings (Mathematics)

Genre/Form

articles

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

Included in

Mathematics Commons

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