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Title: Universal fiber-optic C.I.E. colorimeter

Abstract

Apparatus for color measurements according to the C.I.E. system comprises a first fiber optic cable for receiving and linearizing light from a light source, a lens system for spectrally displaying the linearized light and focusing the light on one end of a trifurcated fiber optic assembly that integrates and separates the light according to the three C.I.E. tristimulus functions. The separated light is received by three photodiodes and electronically evaluated to determine the magnitude of the light corresponding to the tristimulus functions. The fiber optic assembly is made by forming, at one end, a bundle of optic fibers to match the contours of one of the tristimulus functions, encapsulating that bundle, adding a second bundle that, together with the first bundle, will match the contours of the first plus one other tristimulus function, encapsulating that second bundle, then adding a third bundle which together with the first and second bundles, has contours matching the sum of all three tristimulus functions. At the other end of the assembly the three bundles are separated and aligned with their respective photodiodes.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (353 Church Rd., Beech Island, SC 29841)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO
OSTI Identifier:
868512
Patent Number(s):
5157465
Assignee:
Kronberg; James W. (353 Church Rd., Beech Island, SC 29841) SRS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
universal; fiber-optic; colorimeter; apparatus; color; measurements; according; comprises; fiber; optic; cable; receiving; linearizing; light; source; lens; spectrally; displaying; linearized; focusing; trifurcated; assembly; integrates; separates; tristimulus; functions; separated; received; photodiodes; electronically; evaluated; determine; magnitude; corresponding; forming; bundle; fibers; match; contours; encapsulating; adding; plus; function; third; bundles; matching; aligned; respective; optic fiber; light source; fiber optic; optic cable; optic fibers; optic assembly; /356/250/

Citation Formats

Kronberg, James W. Universal fiber-optic C.I.E. colorimeter. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Kronberg, James W. Universal fiber-optic C.I.E. colorimeter. United States.
Kronberg, James W. Wed . "Universal fiber-optic C.I.E. colorimeter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868512.
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abstractNote = {Apparatus for color measurements according to the C.I.E. system comprises a first fiber optic cable for receiving and linearizing light from a light source, a lens system for spectrally displaying the linearized light and focusing the light on one end of a trifurcated fiber optic assembly that integrates and separates the light according to the three C.I.E. tristimulus functions. The separated light is received by three photodiodes and electronically evaluated to determine the magnitude of the light corresponding to the tristimulus functions. The fiber optic assembly is made by forming, at one end, a bundle of optic fibers to match the contours of one of the tristimulus functions, encapsulating that bundle, adding a second bundle that, together with the first bundle, will match the contours of the first plus one other tristimulus function, encapsulating that second bundle, then adding a third bundle which together with the first and second bundles, has contours matching the sum of all three tristimulus functions. At the other end of the assembly the three bundles are separated and aligned with their respective photodiodes.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
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