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Display & Illumination

Display  & Illumination

Non-imaging or illumination optics  is the domain of optics that is concerned with the optimal transfer of light radiation between a source and a target. This optical subdiscipline is a growing field of research, due to its relevance for solid state lighting and solar concentration.

B-PHOT  has focused its research efforts in this domain towards:

  • LED-based illumination systems
  • Concentrating Photovoltaics (CVP)

Advanced simulation models and in-house developed design algorithms are used for the investigation of novel components and systems.

Electronic visual displays  have seen tremendous advancements in recent years. Their brightness, contrast and resolution have all improved dramatically. New light sources for displays (LEDs and lasers) allow a significant improvement of the energy efficiency and novel applications (micro-projectors). The introduction of 3-D visualization is creating a true revolution in the way displays are being used.

B-PHOT  has focused its research efforts in this domain towards:

  • LED- and laser-based projection displays
  • Novel optical architectures for 3-D visualization

Advanced simulation models are used for the investigation of innovative display systems after which high-quality demonstrators are built in our labs.


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Latest publications

  • F. Duerr, Y. Meuret, and H. Thienpont, “Tailored free-form optics with movement to integrate tracking in concentrating photovoltaics,” Opt. Express, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. A401–A411, 2013.

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  • S. Heyvaert, Y. Meuret, W. Meulebroeck, and H. Thienpont, “An iterative approach for modeling the interaction of a partial coherent light distribution with an absorbing photosensitive polymer,” presented at the Proc. SPIE, Photonics Europe 2012, 2012, vol. 8429, p. 84291J.

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