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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 8964–8971

Optimization of laser-based white light illuminants

Snjezana Soltic and Andrew Chalmers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8964-8971 (2013)

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The authors build on previous experience in the optimization of white-light sources based on combinations of narrow-band spectra. They extend those concepts by using delta-function spectra to study the prospects of future optimal laser-based sources. The optimization process is based on a trade-off between the color rendering properties and the luminous efficacy of the radiation. Optimal solutions for four, five and six delta-function spectra with correlated color temperatures in the 3000 to 5500 K range are presented and analyzed. White-light sources with these properties would likely find wide acceptance in numerous lighting applications.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(330.1715) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color, rendering and metamerism

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2013
Published: April 4, 2013

Snjezana Soltic and Andrew Chalmers, "Optimization of laser-based white light illuminants," Opt. Express 21, 8964-8971 (2013)

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