Analytical method to measure bending deformations in prismatic optical films

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The aim of this work is to provide an analytical method based on experimental measurements in order to obtain the prismatic film deformation for different curvatures of Hollow Cylindrical Prismatic Light Guides (CPLG). To conform cylindrical guides is necessary bend the film to guide the light, changes induced by curving the film give rise to deformation shifts. Light losses affected by deformation has been experimentally evaluated and numerically analyzed. The effect of deformation in prism angle is specially increased for CPLG of curvatures higher than 20 m-1. An experimental method for accurate transmittance measurements related to bending is presented.
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