A novel LED modeling algorithm for precise three-dimensional light pattern simulation is proposed and demonstrated. We propose to use normalized cross correlation to verify the validity of the simulation in one-dimensional intensity patterns as well as two-dimensional irradiance patterns in various midfield distances and to provide feedback to achieve a successful model. The model is demonstrated to obtain an average of 99% in normalized cross correlation between the simulation light pattern and experimental measurement for a truncated inverse pyramid LED.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 10, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2006
Ching-Cherng Sun, Tsung-Xian Lee, Shih-Hsin Ma, Ya-Luan Lee, and Shih-Ming Huang, "Precise optical modeling for LED lighting verified by cross correlation in the midfield region," Opt. Lett. 31, 2193-2195 (2006)