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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2010
  • pp: 2376–2381

Fluorescence of ceramic color standards

Annette Koo, John F. Clare, Kathryn M. Nield, Andrew Deadman, and Eric Usadi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 12, pp. 2376-2381 (2010)

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Fluorescence has been found in color standards available for use in calibration and verification of color measuring instruments. The fluorescence is excited at wavelengths below about 600 nm and emitted above 700 nm , within the response range of silicon photodiodes, but at the edge of the response of most photomultipliers and outside the range commonly scanned in commercial colorimeters. The degree of fluorescence on two of a set of 12 glossy ceramic tiles is enough to introduce significant error when those tiles have been calibrated in one mode of measurement and are used in another. We report the nature of the fluorescence and the implications for color measurement.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(330.1710) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color, measurement

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: January 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 31, 2010
Published: April 16, 2010

Annette Koo, John F. Clare, Kathryn M. Nield, Andrew Deadman, and Eric Usadi, "Fluorescence of ceramic color standards," Appl. Opt. 49, 2376-2381 (2010)

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