Machine Vision pp 143-161 | Cite as


  • Jürgen BeyererEmail author
  • Fernando Puente León
  • Christian Frese


The field of photometry is concerned with measuring the intensity and power of visible light with respect to the sensitivity of the human eye (see Chap. 5). Visible light is only a part of the whole electromagnetic spectrum (see Sec. 2.1.1). The respective wavelengths range from about 380 nm to 780 nm. Of course, physical measurements of intensity, power, etc., can be obtained for the whole electromagnetic spectrum without respect to the human eye, as is done in the domain of radiometry or radiation physics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Beyerer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fernando Puente León
    • 2
  • Christian Frese
    • 3
  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung and The Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und BildauswertungKarlsruheGermany

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