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Kopp Glass Announces New Research on Increasing the Efficiency and Performance of UV LED Arrays
By: Kopp Glass
Kopp performed an optical simulation on both the commonly used fused quartz rod optic and a UV transmitting borosilicate Total Internal Reflection (TIR) optic. The study demonstrates that compared to a UV LED array without an optic, both the rod and TIR optics increase peak irradiance and refract more energy toward the curing target surface. While both optic types have their unique advantages and disadvantages, the results are clear in demonstrating that UV glass TIR optics are more efficient at capturing stray rays of light and increasing peak irradiance. Adding this optical element results in the ability to control the collimation of the light beam and the irradiance pattern at the measurement surface, which yields a higher-performance UV LED curing system.
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About Kopp Glass, Inc.
Kopp Glass is the worldwide leader in hand molded, technical glass manufacturing. For over 90 years we have developed unique glass solutions for technical, industrial, and commercial applications. We specialize in custom, small lot glass manufacturing and offer an expansive portfolio of glass compositions that feature transmission properties from the UV to visible to IR wavelengths.