Structured Auxiliary Mesh (SAM) algorithm for opto-thermal simulation of laser-based lighting systems
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2019)
Laser-based lighting systems are an emerging technology, the next step in solid state lighting that revolutionized the way artificial light is generated. The configuration of interest here is the laser-excited remote phosphor (LRP) scheme that consists of a laser diode as the excitation source of an appropriately chosen phosphor sheet. The phosphor is employed for the down-conversion of the incident laser light and broadening of the output spectrum. Although some commercial applications have already been developed, the optimization of LRP systems has yet to be achieved. A bottleneck in their performance is the thermal dependency of the phosphor’s emission characteristics, a phenomenon also known as thermal quenching. As a result, the need for an opto-thermal simulation strategy arises that will enable the study and optimization of LRP systems .