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Colorimetry with a diode array spectrometer
Author(s): David Baker
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Paper Abstract

A colorimeter in general is composed of two parts: (1) A device which records the optical data, and (2) a means of interpreting the acquired optical signal. The most basic (and one of the best) colorimeter is the eye-brain combination; however, the results depend on the observer. In 1931 the Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage (CIE) laid down the color matching properties of a standard observer. These properties enable an unbiased classification of an arbitrary spectral distribution and have become the basis of applied colorimetry since 1931. The colorimeter described herein consists of a spectrograph with a solid state array detector for collecting the data and a computer with software for controlling the detector and interpreting the acquired signal using the CIE standard colorimetric observer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1681, Optically Based Methods for Process Analysis, (14 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137727
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David Baker, EG&G Princeton Applied Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1681:
Optically Based Methods for Process Analysis
David S. Bomse; Harry Brittain; Stuart Farquharson; Jeremy M. Lerner; Alan J. Rein; Cary Sohl; Terry R. Todd; Lois Weyer, Editor(s)

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