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PhD Scientific Computing/Illumination Optics Freeform optics with scattering
Eindhoven University of Technology is looking for a PhD Scientific Computing / Illumination Optics - Freeform optics with scattering
- de Rondom, Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 uur
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology has a vacancy for a PhD-student in its Centre for Analysis, Scientific computing and Applications (CASA). CASA comprises the chairs Scientific Computing (SC) and Applied Analysis (TA). Its major research objective is to develop new and to improve existing mathematical (both analytical and numerical) methods for a wide range of applications in science and engineering.
Illumination optics plays an important role in modern society. Products like mobile phones, lamps, car headlights, road lighting and even satellites all utilize illumination optics. A good optical design determines, for example, the energy efficiency of illumination devices, the minimization of light pollution or the sensitivity of sensors in satellites. The design of novel, sophisticated optical systems requires advances in the mathematical description and numerical simulation methods for these systems.
The optics applied in illumination is nonimaging, in contrast to for example a camera lens which is imaging. In nonimaging optics we study the transfer of light from a source to a target. The key problem is to design optical systems that convert a given source intensity into a desired target intensity.
A modern trend in illumination optics is to use scattering elements in addition to commonly used refractive (lenses) or reflective (mirrors) optical components. For example, in LED lighting systems scattering surfaces are used to hide too bright light sources and to redistribute the light. The physical description of scattering surfaces, on the one hand, and refractive/reflective surfaces, on the other hand, is quite different.
To bridge the gap between the corresponding subdisciplines scattering and geometrical optics, an NWO/TTW perspectief project was proposed by UT, TU Delft and TU/e, called Free-Form Scattering Optics. This proposal is supported by leading parties in the illumination industry: TNO, ASML, Signify, Lumileds, Demcon and Schott. In this project 12 PhD students work on different topics related to a) the fundamentals of scattering, b) the fundamentals of free-form optics, c) homogenization and diffusion and d) control the direction of light by interference.
This PhD project relates to the work package c) homogenization and diffusion.
Scattering optics studies the propagation of light through opaque media containing microscopic particles or the interaction with diffuse surfaces. When, for example, a light ray hits a diffuse reflector, the incoming ray is transmitted into a fan of outgoing rays.
In this research project, we consider light scattering combined with free-form optics. In this case, there is obviously not a one-to-one correspondence between source and target via the optical map. The computation of free-form surfaces proceeds in two stages. In the first stage, a perfect reflective or refractive surface is computed ignoring light scat-
tering, that creates a target distribution. Adding scattering to the system, the new target distribution is the convolution of the scatter profile and the original target distribution. In the second stage, the desired target distribution is computed from a de-convolution procedure. The purpose of this research project is to develop sophisticated numerical solution methods for the computation of free-form surfaces for scattering devices, and to apply these methods to some relevant test cases.
As a PhD student your tasks are the following:
We are looking for talented, enthusiastic PhD candidates who meet the following requirements:
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The application should consist of the following parts:
Please keep in mind you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If necessary please combine documents.
Deadline for application: January 31, 2019, however, the call will remain open until the vacancy has been filled.