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| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2008

Synthesis of pure white color and its equal power, equal chromatic splitting through a novel 3×3 fiber optic visible multiplexer

Jun Ki Kim, H. R. Kim, Andreas Tünnermann, and K. Oh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17319-17328 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.017319


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Abstract

We report generation of pure-white color by mixing red, green, blue (RGB) lights from LEDs through a novel 3×3 fiber optics color synthesizer (FOCS), which is made of hard plastic cladding fiber (HPCF). The three output ports provided an equal power for the synthesized white color with almost identical CIE color coordinates. The FOCS rendered tunable white color temperature and optical properties of the outputs were experimentally investigated in terms of uniformity in power, photometric luminance, and color coordinate. We further packaged the device and applied to small form factor back light unit (BLU) to show feasibility in illumination uniformity enhancement.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics

ToC Category:
Vision, color, and visual optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 22, 2008
Published: October 14, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Jun Ki Kim, H. R. Kim, Andreas Tünnermann, and K. Oh, "Synthesis of pure white color and its equal power, equal chromatic splitting through a novel 3�?3 fiber optic visible multiplexer," Opt. Express 16, 17319-17328 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-22-17319


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