Free-form V-groove reflector design with the SMS method in three dimensions
The Simultaneous Multiple Surface design method in three dimensions (SMS3D) is applied to the design of free-form V-groove reflectors. The general design problem is how to achieve the coupling of two wavefronts after two reflections at the V-groove, no matter which side of the groove the rays hit first. This paper also explains a design procedure for thin dielectric grooved-reflector substitutes for conventional mirrored surfaces. Some canonical V-groove designs are ray-traced in detail.