This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
Control of Light Output from Plastic Optical Fiber with Optical Elements
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1996 by SAE International in United States
Annotation ability available
This paper presents a new method of extracting light from optical waveguides, such as plastic optical fiber. Optical elements are designed, using mathematical modeling, so they redirect light in a controlled manner out of the waveguide.
With precision manufacturing, optical elements can be produced as an integral part of optical fiber. Light extraction can also be added after manufacturing through the application of an optically shaped tape. Either method results in a highly efficient lighting element that produces significantly more light than previous methods of light extraction.
Many applications of this technology are envisioned. A narrow, flexible CHMSL, automotive interior lighting, and marker/turn lights are possible applications.
CitationPoppendieck, M. and Brown, D., "Control of Light Output from Plastic Optical Fiber with Optical Elements," SAE Technical Paper 960491, 1996, https://doi.org/10.4271/960491.
- Jennings, Kurt Krause, Harald “Manufacturability and Assembly Issues for Implementing Fiber Optic Dis-tributed Lighting Systems in Automotive Applications” 950913 SAE International Warrendale, PA 1994
- Atchison, D. Joe Mezei, George “Automotive Backlighting Utilizing Plastic Optical Fiber Devices” 950911 SAE International Warrendale, PA 1994
- Baunach, Bruce N. “The Use of Woven Fiber Optics in Automotive Interior Lighting” 950912 SAE International Warrendale, PA 1994