Transparent Light Pipe
Application ID: 22121
Light pipes are structures that can be used to transport light between different locations. In general, they can be divided into two major groups: tubes lined with a reflective coating and transparent solids that contain light via total internal reflection.
In this tutorial, light is transported through a bent light pipe by total internal reflection. The effect of the pipe shape on the transmittance is investigated.
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