# Illumination Systems: Optimization and Tolerancing

This course will explain how to set-up, optimize and tolerance illumination systems.

This course includes the following content:

• Introduction to Optimization – Parabolic Reflectors
• Sobol
• “Smart” random ray-tracing
• Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC)
• Self Study Exercise to design a CPC
• Bitmap Optimization
• Design a freeform mirror to create uniform illumination in NSC mode
• Tolerancing NSC Systems
• CPC tolerancing
• Back Light Module Example
• Model and optimize an edge-lit Back Light Module

### Curriculum

##### Getting Started
• Before we get started....
##### Illumination Systems
• 1. Examples of Illumination Systems
##### Optimization of a Parabolic Reflector
• 2. What is a Parabolic Reflector?
• 3. Example: Set-up
• 4. Merit Function
• 5. Example: optimization near-field
• 6. Practice Time: Optimization
• 7. Example: optimization far-field
• 8. Example: optimization real source
• 9. Important points about Optimization
##### Optimization of a Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC)
• 10. What is a CPC?
• 11. Practice Time: can you design a CPC?
• 12. CPC Design step-by-step: set-up
• 13. CPC Design step-by-step: evaluation and optimization
• CPC: Quiz
##### Bitmap Optimization
• 14. What is the Bitmap Optimization?
• 15. Practice Time: Freeform Mirror
• 16. Bitmap Optimization Freeform Mirror: set-up
• 17. Bitmap Optimization Freeform Mirror: optimization
• Bitmap Optimization: Quiz
##### Tolerancing of a Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC)
• 18. Tolerancing in Non-Sequential
• 19. Tolerancing a CPC: Defining Tolerances
• 20. Tolerancing a CPC: Criteria and Running the Tolerancing
• Tolerancing in Non-Sequential: Quiz
##### Optimization of a Back Light Module
• 21. What is a Back Light Module?
• 22. Back Light Module: Specifications
• 23. Back Light Module: Set-up
• 24. Back Light Module: Array Object
• 25. Back Light Module: Microstructure
• 26. Back Light Module: Finish set-up and evaluation
• 27. Back Light Module: Optimization on Spatial Uniformity
• 28. Back Light Module: BEF
• 29. Back Light Module: Adding BEF
• 30. Back Light Module: Full System
• Back Light Module: Quiz