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Impact of the geometrical and optical parameters on the performance of a cylindrical remote phosphor LED

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Remote phosphor LED modules could offer advantages over the intimate white phosphor converted LEDs in terms of phosphor operation temperature, light extraction efficiency and angular color uniformity. Existing commercial devices show a large variety with respect to the dimensions of the mixing cavity, which raises the question towards the optimization of the topology. A simplified simulation model applying a two wavelength approach and considering the remote phosphor as one virtual surface to which three bidirectional scattering distribution functions are attributed (respectively describing the blue-blue, blue-yellow and yellow-yellow interaction) is developed and validated. This model has been used to analyze the impact of the cylindrical mixing cavity parameters such as the absolute reflectance, the diffuse-to-specular reflectance ratio and the height of the mixing cavity- and the pitch and angular full-width at half-maximum of the LEDs on the extraction efficiency, the yellowto- blue ratio and the irradiance uniformity. It can be concluded that in order to increase the efficacy substantially, the recuperation of the backward emission of the converted light can only be increased by avoiding further interaction with the phosphor plate. To this extent, other topologies than cylindrical mixing cavities must be considered.
Tijdschrift: IEEE Photonics Journal
ISSN: 1943-0647
Issue: 5
Volume: 7
Pagina's: 1 - 14
Jaar van publicatie:2015
Trefwoorden:Elektronica en elektrotechniek, Toegepaste natuurkunde, Klassieke natuurkunde