Modeling Attenuation versus Length in Practical Light Guides

  title={Modeling Attenuation versus Length in Practical Light Guides},
  author={Victor Gerchikov and Michele Ann Mossman and Lorne A. Whitehead},
  pages={47 - 59}
Abstract Attenuation of light in light guides is a well understood phenomenon from the point of view of the basic underlying physics. Particularly in the case of light guides having a macroscopic cross section, ray trace modeling captures all of the key physics and makes it possible to accurately predict the decay of radiant flux as a function of length in the guide. Unfortunately, in typical applications in the field of illuminating engineering, such calculations are prohibitively difficult… 
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