Lightpipes: Hidden devices that light our world

Bill Cassarly, David Jenkins, Anurag Gupta, R. John Koshel

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A study was performed on the basics of lightpipes. A solid lightpipe is a volume of material that transports flux from the source to a target using total internal reflection. The differences between illumination system design and imaging system design, alternative technologies that compete with lightpipes and basic characteristics of lightpipes sources, materials and display area were presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationOptics and Photonics News
StatePublished - Aug 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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