15 March 1994 Model-based performance evaluation of fiber optic light sources
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Proceedings Volume 2065, Optics, Illumination, and Image Sensing for Machine Vision VIII; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.169357
Event: Optical Tools for Manufacturing and Advanced Automation, 1993, Boston, MA, United States
Fiber optic illumination offers major advantages, but the light collection and delivery system can limit performance. In many pattern recognition and measurement systems available light can limit performance when a relatively high f/# is required (for image quality or depth of field), or when spectral and polarization filtering is used (for contrast enhancement). In this paper fiber optic light source collection and delivery is analyzed, using both a model based approach and lab measurements of commercially available sources. It is shown that proper selection of sources, reflectors, and bundle diameters can result in significant improvements in efficiency. Such data will be useful to system designers and could lead to improvements in commercially available light sources.
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Donald J. Svetkoff, Donald J. Svetkoff, } "Model-based performance evaluation of fiber optic light sources", Proc. SPIE 2065, Optics, Illumination, and Image Sensing for Machine Vision VIII, (15 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169357; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.169357


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