Three-dimensional measurement of light-emitting diode radiation pattern: A rapid estimation

Ivan Moreno, Ching Cherng Sun

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We describe a simple imaging technique that enables a three-dimensional inspection of the angular intensity distribution of a light-emitting diode (LED) over a significant part of the hemisphere. The measurement set-up is very simple: it consists of only a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera and a flat diffuse translucent screen. An LED illuminates the screen, and the CCD camera records one image from the back. The visualization algorithm takes into account the cosine-fourth law, vignetting and screen transmittance to render the far-field radiation pattern from the recorded image.

Original languageEnglish
Article number075306
JournalMeasurement Science and Technology
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2009


  • Angular intensity distribution
  • CCD camera
  • Image processing
  • Inspection
  • Light-emitting diode


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