ProSource® enables optical system designers to fully exploit Radiant Source Model™ files (RSMs) of light sources and lighting systems. RSMs are the most accurate method for describing the near-field output of real light sources in optical and illumination design software because they contain full measurement information, including luminance images, from all viewing angles for the light source or lighting system. This provides full flexibility in analysis and in ray set generation.
Better light source models result in better design
When paired with a near-field measurement system or Source Imaging Goniometer®, the measurement data collected by ProSource® is formatted as an RSM file. This file contains all of the light source measurement information including the image data, so the measurement results can be reviewed in detail at any time. In addition, ray sets containing an arbitrary number of rays can be generated by ProSource® for export to other optical and illumination system design software packages such as ASAP®, FRED®, LightTools®, LucidShape®, Opticad®, OSLO®, SimuLux®, SPEOS®, TracePro®, and Zemax, as well as general file formats. Ray sets generated by ProSource from RSMs are more efficient than random Monte Carlo - generated ray sets as they contain equivalent information with only 20% of the number of rays - resulting in faster optical design analysis times with higher accuracy.