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Colorimetry, normal human vision, and visual display
Author(s): William A. Thornton
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Paper Abstract

Colorimetry was found early on to correlate well neither to perceived brightness nor to perceived color. But modern psychophysics, aided by spectroradiometry, reveals the three spectral regions to which the normal human visual system responds most strongly. Light intended to carry information to the human observer, with maximum information throughput per watt content of the light, should best concentrate its power content near 450 nm, 530 nm, and 610 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1456, Large Screen Projection, Avionic, and Helmet-Mounted Displays, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45431
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William A. Thornton, Prime-Color, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1456:
Large Screen Projection, Avionic, and Helmet-Mounted Displays
Harry M. Assenheim; Richard A. Flasck; Thomas M. Lippert; Jerry Bentz, Editor(s)

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