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Nonimaging Fresnel Lenses

Design and Performance of Solar Concentrators

  • This is after long the first current book on the subject

  • Useful for optical scientists and engineers alike

  • Offers a new technique for application

Book

Part of the Springer Series in OPTICAL SCIENCES book series (SSOS, volume 83)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
    Pages 1-2
  3. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
    Pages 3-14
  4. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
    Pages 15-33
  5. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
    Pages 35-52
  6. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
    Pages 53-75
  7. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
    Pages 77-99
  8. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
    Pages 101-125
  9. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
    Pages 127-153
  10. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
    Pages 155-178
  11. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
    Pages 179-216
  12. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
    Pages 217-244
  13. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
    Pages 245-256
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 257-274

About this book

Introduction

This book offers a detailed and comprehensive account of the engineering of the world's first nonimaging Fresnel lens solar concentrator. The book closes a gap in solar concentrator design, and describes nonimaging refractive optics and its numerical mathematics . The contents follow a systems approach that is absent in standard handbooks of optics or solar energy. The reader is introduced to the principles, theories, and advantages of nonimaging optics from the standpoint of concentrating sunlight (the solar concentrator idea). The book shows the reader how to find his or her own optical solution using the rules and methodologies covering the design and the assessment of the nonimaging lens. This novel solar concentrator is developed within the natural constraints presented by the sun and in relation to competitive solutions offered by other concentrators.

Keywords

Dispersion Fresnel lens Prism Total internal reflection Tracking geometric optics optical design optics solar collector

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology BASETokyoJapan
  2. 2.Natural Sciences SectorUNESCOParis Cedex 15France

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nonimaging Fresnel Lenses
  • Book Subtitle Design and Performance of Solar Concentrators
  • Authors Ralf Leutz
    Akio Suzuki
  • Series Title Springer Series in OPTICAL SCIENCES
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-45290-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-41841-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07531-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-45290-4
  • Series ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series E-ISSN 1556-1534
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 274
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
    Manufacturing, Machines, Tools, Processes
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