IODC 2021 illumination design problem: The curse of Prince Lambert

William J. Cassarly, Julius Muschaweck, Henning Rehn, John Koshel

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


For the 5th time, the International Optical Design Conference (IODC) included an Illumination Design contest. This year, the contest involved designing the optics to reverse a magical curse that was placed on Prince Lambert. The goal of the problem was to maximize the flux when a specified ray source was traced back through optics that had to fit within a 220 mm by 220 mm by 220 mm box. The winning solution was provided by Jake Jacobsen and the winning student solution by Shohreh Shadalou.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Optical Design Conference 2021
EditorsPeter P. Clark, Richard N. Pfisterer, Henning Rehn, Simon Thibault
ISBN (Electronic)9781510650305
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Optical Design Conference 2021 - Washington, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2021Jul 1 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceInternational Optical Design Conference 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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