Nitin Kumar Yadav
Optimal transport for optical design In the lighting industry, a revolution is taking place. Traditional light sources like incandescent, halogen, gas discharge are being replaced by (light emitting device) LED technology. This new source technology allows the use of more advanced optical solutions. It is the topic of my Ph.D. project to create new methodologies to compute optics that will further enhance the properties of LED lighting. For example, this project will allow the lighting industry to develop new optical designs with less glare, improved efficiency, and new light effects. In nonimaging optics, we study the transfer of light from a source to a target. A key problem is to design optical systems such that a given intensity at the source is converted to a desired intensity at the target. The goal of this project is to develop computational methods that can achieve this.