Abstract

A method is presented for obtaining spectral distributions having colorimetric characteristics which have been pre-specified in terms of a set of tristimulus values or trichromatic coefficients. The distributions may be chosen to correspond to energy radiated from light sources, or to the transmittances or reflectances of materials acting on such energy. Tables and figures are included to facilitate a rapid solution to any given problem. Several examples are given which illustrate the method and indicate the kinds of applications possible.

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  1. T. Smith and J. Guild, "The C.I.E. colorimetric standards and their use," Trans. Opt. Soc. 33, 73–130 (1931–32).
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Color Measurement Laboratory, Handbook of Colorimetry (The Technology Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1936), 87 pp.
  3. Committee on Colorimetry, "Quantitative data and methods for colorimetry," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 34, 633–688 (1944).
  4. W. D. Wright, The Measurement of Colour (Adam Hilger, Ltd., London, 1944), 223 pp.
  5. Ronald H. Bingham and Herman Hoerlin, "Optimum spectral sensitivities for a reversible color film process," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 37, 199–210 (1947).
  6. Robert H. Morris, "Metameric formulation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 37, 669 (1947).
  7. R. H. Park and E. I. Stearns, "Spectrophotometric formulation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 34, 112–113 (1944).
  8. Committee on Colorimetry, "The psychophysics of color," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 34, 245–266 (1944), p. 252.
  9. This curve was taken from G. E. Inman, "Characteristics of fluorescent lamps," Trans. Illum. Eng. Soc. 34, 65–86 (1939), p. 72.
  10. Taken from the Handbook of Colorimetry (reference 2), p. 2.
  11. The spectral transmittances for this filter is given in Eastman Kodak Company, Wratten Light Filters (Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, 1945), 17th edition, p. 72.
  12. David L. MacAdam, "Colorimetric specifications of Wratten light filters," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 35, 670–675 (1945), p. 671

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This curve was taken from G. E. Inman, "Characteristics of fluorescent lamps," Trans. Illum. Eng. Soc. 34, 65–86 (1939), p. 72.

Bingham, Ronald H.

Guild, J.

T. Smith and J. Guild, "The C.I.E. colorimetric standards and their use," Trans. Opt. Soc. 33, 73–130 (1931–32).

Hoerlin, Herman

Inman, G. E.

This curve was taken from G. E. Inman, "Characteristics of fluorescent lamps," Trans. Illum. Eng. Soc. 34, 65–86 (1939), p. 72.

MacAdam, David L.

Morris, Robert H.

Park, R. H.

Smith, T.

T. Smith and J. Guild, "The C.I.E. colorimetric standards and their use," Trans. Opt. Soc. 33, 73–130 (1931–32).

Stearns, E. I.

Wright, W. D.

W. D. Wright, The Measurement of Colour (Adam Hilger, Ltd., London, 1944), 223 pp.

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

Trans. Illum. Eng. Soc.

This curve was taken from G. E. Inman, "Characteristics of fluorescent lamps," Trans. Illum. Eng. Soc. 34, 65–86 (1939), p. 72.

Trans. Opt. Soc.

T. Smith and J. Guild, "The C.I.E. colorimetric standards and their use," Trans. Opt. Soc. 33, 73–130 (1931–32).

Other

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Color Measurement Laboratory, Handbook of Colorimetry (The Technology Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1936), 87 pp.

Committee on Colorimetry, "Quantitative data and methods for colorimetry," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 34, 633–688 (1944).

W. D. Wright, The Measurement of Colour (Adam Hilger, Ltd., London, 1944), 223 pp.

Committee on Colorimetry, "The psychophysics of color," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 34, 245–266 (1944), p. 252.

Taken from the Handbook of Colorimetry (reference 2), p. 2.

The spectral transmittances for this filter is given in Eastman Kodak Company, Wratten Light Filters (Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, 1945), 17th edition, p. 72.

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