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A special issue of the Journal of Modern Optics is coedited by John Bullough.
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Special Journal Issue Focuses on Lighting Conference
The Journal of Modern Optics, a scientific journal published by Taylor & Francis, recently published a special issue co-edited by Lighting Research Center (LRC) Senior Research Scientist and Adjunct Assistant Professor John Bullough (Class of ’91).

The special issue, Applications in Photometry, Radiometry and Colorimetry: Selected Papers Related to the Council for Optical Radiation Measurements (CORM) 2008 Annual Conference, features several papers from the CORM conference held at Rensselaer in June 2008, which was organized by Bullough and Angelo Arecchi of SphereOptics LLC, both members of the board of directors of CORM and editorial collaborators for this special issue.

In their preface for the special issue, Bullough and Arecchi state, “Measurement of light and color is an important aspect of many scientific, industrial, and commercial activities… Without the ability to perform radiometric measurements in the visible, ultraviolet and infrared spectral ranges, many manufacturing processes would be impossible.” Their point is underscored by papers contributed by individuals from academia, industry, and government on new measurement tools, new calibration methods, and new data about human perception of light and color.

Bullough also contributed an article to the edition. His piece, “Spectral sensitivity for extrafoveal discomfort glare,” describes several recent studies to help explain and quantify negative reactions to some new light sources including “bluish” automotive headlamps. Those studies were supported by members of the LRC’s Transportation Lighting Alliance made up of industry leaders including Automotive Lighting, General Electric, General Motors, Hella, OSRAM Sylvania, Philips Lighting, Visteon, all working collaboratively with the LRC to develop and test automotive and roadway lighting solutions. According to Bullough, the spectral sensitivity function described in the paper serves a useful purpose with an increasing number of non-traditional headlamps and roadway lighting sources making up the roadway system.

The articles were published in Volume 56, Issue 13 of the Journal of Modern Optics. The paper titles and abstracts can be found online at www.informaworld.com/jmo. For information about CORM and its annual conferences, visit www.cormusa.org.
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