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Design with Range Color Targets

Color Range Targets are specialized targets described by a convex polygon. Range Color targets are available for Chromaticity, CIE YU'V' 1976, CIE YU'V' 1960, Hunter Lab, CIE L*a*b*, CIE L*ru*v* color spaces only.

If a point in the selected color space is inside a polygon of the Color Range target, the corresponding term in the Merit function is zero. If the point is outside the polygon, the corresponding term in the Merit function is computed as a squared distance from the point to the boundary of this convex polygon, as show below.

design color coatings Example. Designing a color coating reflecting yellow and violet colors from sample's front and back sides (in order to see the design process, put mouse on the picture).

chromaticity diagram

Color diagram is alive: you can easily enlarge any part of the diagram in order to see the details (put mouse on the left pane picture in order to see an example).

Read more in our publications:

  1. V. Janicki, T.V. Amotchkina, J. Sancho-Parramon, H. Zorc, M.K. Trubetskov, and A.V. Tikhonravov. "Design and production of bicolour reflecting coatings with Au metal island fims." Opt. Express 19, 25521-25527 (2011).
  2. T. V. Amotchkina, J. Sancho-Parramon, V. Janicki, M. K. Trubetskov, H. Zorc, A.V. Tikhonravov, Design of multilayer coatings containing metal island films, Proc. SPIE. 8168, Advances in Optical Thin Films IV 816809 (2011)
  3. A. V. Tikhonravov, M. K. Trubetskov, T. V. Amotchkina, and S. A. Yanshin, "Design of Multilayer Coatings with Specific Angular Dependencies of Color Properties," in Optical Interference Coatings, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper WB2.

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