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On the spectral quality of scanner illumination with LEDs
Author(s): Chengwu Cui
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Paper Abstract

Document scanner illumination has evolved along with general illumination technologies. LEDs have become more and more popular as the illumination sources for document scanning. LED technologies provide a wide range of choices both in terms of structural design and spectral compositions. In this report, we examine some popular LED technologies used for document scanner. We evaluate the color rendering performance of scanner models with different illumination technologies by examining their rendering of the Macbeth ColorChecker™ in sRGB. We found that more phosphors in phosphor conversion types of white LEDs may not be necessarily advantageous in terms of scanner color rendering performance. Also CIS type of scanner may be sensitive to the peak wavelength shift and can be particularly problematic when the peaks are out of certain range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8653, Image Quality and System Performance X, 86530G (4 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2006004
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Chengwu Cui, Lexmark International Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8653:
Image Quality and System Performance X
Peter D. Burns; Sophie Triantaphillidou, Editor(s)

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