Special Issue "Nonimaging Optics in Solar Energy"
A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020).
The Special Issue invites manuscripts that document the current state-of-the-art in nonimaging optics.
Nonimaging optics takes the perspective of optics based on the energy and thermodynamic perspective. This perspective may be expanded into the information theory and phase space quantification of etendue.
It has produced and continued to produce innovations in particle science, illumination, cosmic ray measurement, solar concentration, information science, sensors, and even imaging problems.
The Special Issue aims to develop new ideas and applications in the broad area of nonimaging optics. We will consider theoretical, numerical, and experimental papers that cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Advances in fundamental nonimaging theory, which includes, but is not limited to the following: thermodynamics of geometric optics, geometric flux theory, light field theory, and the role of the vector potential and its gauge properties in optical design.
- Numerical and theoretical efforts in designing new nonimaging optical systems.
- Materials utilizing micro/nano scale nonimaging devices.
- Progress in nonimaging devices; applications include, but are not limited to the following:
- Solar concentration
- Cosmic ray astronomy
- Particle physics detectors, particularly Cerenkov particle detectors
- Information science and sensors.
- Imaging applications such as light field camera
Prof. Dr. Roland Winston
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