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.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: