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Photometric Measurements

Optech is an applied research center specialized in optics/photonics. Our team of experts and researchers, with years of experience, work within the scope of the industry to cristalize your innovation projects.
Our photoradiometric measurement lab is one of the most complete in North America. We characterize light source emissions as well as the optical properties of materials, in surface and volume.

Why choose Optech for your photometric measurements?

College Centre for Technology Transfer (CCTT)

High quality laboratory

Canadian standards

Experienced expert

Our photometric measurements :

Our Analysis

In terms of materials, on our photometric lab, we analyze colorimetry, spectrometry, distribution (BRDF, BTDF) as well as transmission, refraction and absorption properties. For light sources such as LEDs and lasers, we analyze the energy efficiency as well as the spatial and angular distribution of their near-field (.ray file) and far-field (.ies file) emissions.

These analyses are essential for modelling purposes, for example, analyzing the visual ergonomics of a stage, eliminating stray light in an optomechanical assembly or ensuring the photometric stability of everyday consumer products.

And with our spectrophotometer, we can perform chemical composition measurements (qualitative and quantitative) in transmission and reflection.

Specialized optic services

The Standards

We carry out our analysis of photometric measurements according to lighting industry standards and the best experimental practices.

Our photometric efficiency analyses follow the recommendations of the IES LM-79 standard. Through our spectrophotometric analyses, we can determine the hue, the yellowness and whiteness indices and the global distribution of materials according to the ASTM D1003, E313 and E308 standards.

Our Equipment

Our photometric laboratory is equipped with:

  • Near-field goniophotometers (small sources  Radiant-Zemax SIG 400, large sources  Radiant-Zemax NFMS 800)
  • Agilent Cary 7000 spectrophotometer (with UMA and DRS accessories)
  • Imaging colorimeter (Radiant-Zemax ProMetric 1433-F1)
  • Integrating spheres of various diameters (4 inches to 1m) 
  • Colour-critical visual assessment system (X-Rite SpectraLight QC)

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