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Fast ray-tracing method for LCD backlight simulation using area ratio function
Author(s): Won Yong Lee; Tong Kun Lim; Yun Woo Lee; In Won Lee
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Paper Abstract

The light guide plate in LCD backlight has a large number of surfaces that make patterns. They make simulation time long in the non-sequential Monte Carlo ray tracing simulation. We present an efficient way to handle the printed pattern in light guide plate; we used the area ratio function of pattern as a probability function of meeting at the pattern surface. This reduced the calculation loops of simulation,and made the great improvement of simulation speed.We developed a simulation tool to apply our new algorithm,and compared the simulation result of our approximate ray tracing method with that of real tracing,and also compared the simulation speed of ours with that of commercial one.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 November 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5186, Design of Efficient Illumination Systems, (12 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.505364
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Won Yong Lee, Korea Univ. (South Korea)
Tong Kun Lim, Korea Univ. (South Korea)
Yun Woo Lee, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (South Korea)
In Won Lee, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5186:
Design of Efficient Illumination Systems
R. John Koshel, Editor(s)

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