In this article, we describe a method for the measurement of large light sources in a limited space that efficiently overcomes the physical limitations of traditional far-field measurement techniques. The measurement is performed from within the near-field of the light source, enabling a compact measurement set-up, and generates a detailed near-field color and luminance distribution model that can be directly converted to ray sets for optical design and that can be extrapolated to far-field
This year’s Nobel Prizes in physics were announced on October 2. The three recipients include American Arthur Ashkin, at 96 the oldest Nobel Laureate, for his work developing “optical tweezers.” The other 2018 recipients are Frenchman Gerard Mourou and Canadian Donna Strickland—only the third woman in history to ever receive the Nobel for Physics—for their work with pulsed lasers.
Scientific methods allow us to understand and quantify our perception of visible light and color. In this infographic, you will learn the language of light, understand color spaces and color matching functions, and other principles of light & color measurement. This tool is a useful reference for anyone with a passion for light metrology, or who works in applications dealing with light & color measurement.