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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2031–2033

Fast and accurate model for optimal color computation

Kenichiro Masaoka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 12, pp. 2031-2033 (2010)

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A fast and accurate model to compute optimal colors under a given illuminant is introduced. The model estimates the reflectance (transmittance) distributions of optimal colors, which is bandpass (Type 1) or bandstop (Type 2), at a given luminance factor with user-specified small tolerances for the bandwidth (e.g., 10 10 nm ). The tristimulus values of the optimal colors are obtained by using trapezoidal integration of the product of color-matching functions and illuminant spectrums sampled with small wavelength steps instead of performing summation of the product values. Selecting the distribution type whether Type 1 or Type 2 is avoided in the algorithm to reduce computing cost. Some optimal color solids computed by a MATLAB program have been demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5240) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Photometry
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources
(300.6170) Spectroscopy : Spectra
(330.1730) Vision, color, and visual optics : Colorimetry
(330.4060) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision modeling

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

Original Manuscript: April 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2010
Published: June 9, 2010

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Kenichiro Masaoka, "Fast and accurate model for optimal color computation," Opt. Lett. 35, 2031-2033 (2010)

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