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21 August 2009 Efficient measurement of large light source near-field color and luminance distributions for optical design and simulation
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The color and luminance distributions of large light sources are difficult to measure because of the size of the source and the physical space required for the measurement. We describe a method for the measurement of large light sources in a limited space that efficiently overcomes the physical limitations of traditional far-field measurement techniques. This method uses a calibrated, high dynamic range imaging colorimeter and a goniometric system to move the light source through an automated measurement sequence in the imaging colorimeter's field-of-view. The measurement is performed from within the near-field of the light source, enabling a compact measurement set-up. This method generates a detailed near-field color and luminance distribution model that can be directly converted to ray sets for optical design and that can be extrapolated to far-field distributions for illumination design. The measurements obtained show excellent correlation to traditional imaging colorimeter and photogoniometer measurement methods. The near-field goniometer approach that we describe is broadly applicable to general lighting systems, can be deployed in a compact laboratory space, and provides full near-field data for optical design and simulation.
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Hubert Kostal, Douglas Kreysar, and Ronald Rykowski "Efficient measurement of large light source near-field color and luminance distributions for optical design and simulation", Proc. SPIE 7429, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XII, 742908 (21 August 2009); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.826261
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