Design of a mirror for generating a prescribed continuous illuminance distribution based on the supporting quadric method
L.L. Doskolovich
, K.V. Borisova, M.A. Moiseev


Image Processing Systems Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences,

Samara State Aerospace University

Full text of article: Russian language.


A method for designing a reflective surface to generate a prescribed continuous illuminance distribution is proposed. The optical surface is represented as an envelope of a two-parameter set of ellipsoids of revolution. The efficiency of the proposed method is illustrated with a case of computing and simulation of several reflective surfaces that generate uniform illuminance distributions shaped as an ellipse, a rectangle and a triangle.

geometric optics, eikonal function, supporting quadric method.

Doskolovich LL, Borisova KV, Moiseev MA. Design of a mirror for generating a prescribed continuous illuminance distribution based on the supporting quadric method. Computer Optics 2015; 39(3): 347-56. DOI: 10.18287/0134-2452-2015-39-3-347-356.


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