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Cost effective high output polymer fibre optic lighting systems

Funding: 2002: $54,000
2003: $52,000
2004: $60,000

Project Member(s): Smith, G.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
PolyOptics Australia Pty Ltd

Start year: 2002

Summary: A new flexible composite polymer can transport light over distances beyond 30 metres within diameters of 5mm to 25mm and still be intrinsically bright. The link between composition, transport efficiency and output will be established. Input studies will include tailored external optics and full integration of bright LED's inside the cable. Prototypes evaluated will include, lighting inside display refrigeration, ''

Publications:

Jonsson, JC, Smith, G, Deller, CA & Roos, A 2005, 'Directional and angle-resolved optical scattering of high-performance translucent polymer sheets for energy-efficient lighting and skylights', Applied Optics, vol. 44, no. 14, pp. 2745-2753.
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Deller, CA, Smith, G & Franklin, J 2004, 'Colour mixing LEDs with short microsphere doped acrylic rods', Optics Express, vol. 12, no. 15, pp. 3327-3333.
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Jonsson, JC, Karlsson, L, Nostell, P, Niklasson, G & Smith, G 2004, 'Angle-dependent light scattering in materials with controlled diffuse solar optical properties', Solar Energy Materials And Solar Cells, vol. 84, no. 1-4, pp. 427-439.
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Jonsson, JC, Smith, G & Niklasson, G 2004, 'Experimental and Monte Carlo analysis of isotropic multiple Mie scattering', Optics Communications, vol. 240, no. 1-3, pp. 9-17.
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Smith, G 2004, 'Materials and systems for efficient lighting and delivery of daylight', Solar Energy Materials And Solar Cells, vol. 84, pp. 395-409.
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Deller, CA, Smith, G & Franklin, J 2004, 'Uniform white light distribution with low loss from coloured LEDs using polymer doped polymer mixing rods', SPIE Annual Meeting 2004: Optical systems engineering, SPIE Annual Meeting: Optical Systems Engineering, SPIE, Denver, USA, pp. 231-239.

Smith, G, Jonsson, JC & Franklin, J 2003, 'Spectral and global diffuse properties of high-performance translucent polymer sheets for energy efficient lighting and skylights', Applied Optics, vol. 42, no. 19, pp. 3981-3991.
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Jonsson, JC, Roos, A & Smith, G 2003, 'Light trapping in translucent samples and its effect on the hemispherical transmittance obtained by an integrating sphere', Proceedings of the SPIE. Optical Diagnostic Methods for Inorganic Meterials III, Optical Diagnostic Methods for Inorganic Materials III, International Society for Optical Engineering, San Diego CA, USA, pp. 91-100.
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Deller, CA, Smith, G, Franklin, J & Joseph, EK 2002, 'The integration of forward light transport and lateral illumination of polymer optical fibre', Proceedings of the Australian Institute of Physics 15th Biennial Congress 2002., Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, Causal Productions Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia, pp. 307-309.

Keywords: Fibre optic lighting Safety lighting Doped polymer Daylight and solar power, Illumination, LED's

FOR Codes: Other, Polymers, Optics and Opto-electronic Physics, Interior and Environmental Design, Residential and commercial, Plastic products (incl. construction materials), Building Management and Services not elsewhere classified, Photonics, Optoelectronics and Optical Communications, Interior Design, Polymers and Plastics