1. Color Vision and Self-Luminous Visual Technologies

  1. Dr. Peter Bodrogi PhD and
  2. Prof. Tran Quoc Khanh PhD

Published Online: 18 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527650729.ch1

Illumination, Color and Imaging: Evaluation and Optimization of Visual Displays

Illumination, Color and Imaging: Evaluation and Optimization of Visual Displays

How to Cite

Bodrogi, P. and Khanh, T. Q. (2012) Color Vision and Self-Luminous Visual Technologies, in Illumination, Color and Imaging: Evaluation and Optimization of Visual Displays, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527650729.ch1

Author Information

  1. TU Darmstadt, Laboratory of Lighting Technology, Darmstadt, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2012

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Display Technology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Anthony C. Lowe and
  2. Tony Lowe

Series Editor Information

  1. Lambent Consultancy, Braishfield, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527410408

Online ISBN: 9783527650729

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Keywords:

  • color science;
  • color vision;
  • colorimetry;
  • human visual system;
  • self-luminous visual technologies

Summary

In this chapter, the most relevant characteristics of human vision - especially those of color vision - are introduced with special respect to today’s different display technologies. The chapter presents a basic overview of some essential concepts of colorimetry and color science. Colorimetry and color science provide a set of numerical scales for the different dimensions of color perception (so-called correlates for, for example, the perceived lightness or saturation of a color stimulus). These numerical correlates can be computed from the result of physical light measurement such as the spatial and spectral light power distributions of the display. Using these numerical correlates, the display can be evaluated and optimized systematically by measuring the spectral and spatial power distributions of their radiation - without cumbersome and time-consuming direct visual evaluations.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

colorimetry; colour vision