Uniform white light distribution with low loss from coloured LEDs using polymer doped polymer mixing rods

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Conference Proceeding
Citation:
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 2004, 5530 pp. 231 - 240
Issue Date:
2004-12-01
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Colour mixing of red, green and blue (RGB) LEDs is demonstrated for a 6 cm long PMMA cylindrical rod with a transparent refractive index matched micro particle (TRIMM) diffuser sheet at the output end. Ray tracing simulations have been performed, and the output light distributions, transmittances and losses modelled and compared with experiment. Photographed and modelled colour mixing results are presented for rods with and without TRIMM sheet mixers. The TRIMM particles homogenize the light output of plain PMMA rods to form white light, with negligible backscattering. A simple method for measuring the concentration of the particles in the diffuser sheet is described, and computer modeling and analysis of TRIMM particle systems is discussed.
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