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Black Hole Wide-Angle Light Collector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234741D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 35K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a light collector that collects light from a wide range of angles and efficiently redirects the light by its architecture into an optical fiber for further transport.

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Black Hole Wide-Angle Light Collector

Most light collectors are only efficient at collecting light from a narrow range of angles.

The novel contribution is a light collector that collects light, whether ambient (i.e. many wavelengths, many phases, and many angles) or laser (i.e. single wavelength, in phase, either single or many angle(s)) from a wide range of angles and efficiently redirects the light by its architecture into an optical fiber for further transport.

To implement the novel light collector in a preferred embodiment:


1. Light enters the aperture of the "Black Hole" absorber

2. The geometry of the absorber redirects the light through a series of reflections and refractions into a direction suitable for absorption by an optical fiber


3. The light enters the optical fiber


4. The optical fiber transmits the light to its destination

Figure: "Black Hole" wide-angle light collector

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