Display Design

TracePro is used by the world's top display manufacturers for display design.
The design and development of displays and backlights involves adherence to important system performance criteria, including spatial and angular light output distribution, uniformity, intensity, and spectral characteristics. Quickly achieving these criteria with a manufacturable and cost-effective design requires
modeling software – like TracePro – that is powerful, easy-to-use, and accurate.


TracePro is a comprehensive, versatile software tool for modeling the propagation of light in imaging and non-imaging opto-mechanical systems. Models are created by importing from a design program or a CAD program, as well as by directly creating the solid geometry in TracePro. Source rays propagate through the model with portions of the flux of each ray allocated for absorption, specular reflection and transmission, fluorescence, and scattering.
From the model, designers can analyze:

  • Light distributions in illumination systems
  • Stray light, scattered light, and aperture diffraction
  • Throughput, loss, or system transmittance
  • Flux or power absorbed by surfaces and bulk media
  • Polarization effects
  • Fluorescence effects of phosphors
  • Birefringence effects
  • CIE plots
  • Intensity
  • Lit appearance
  • Luminance distributions
  • Power per area, irradiance/illuminance distributions

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TracePro offers display designers the confidence that the simulated design
will predict the performance and aesthetics of finished products without
costly prototype iterations for a wide variety of technologies, such as:

  • Projection and flat panel displays
  • Edge-Lit and Direct-Lit televisions
  • Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs)
  • Plasma Displays
  • Field Emission Displays (FEDs)
  • Organic LED Displays (OLEDs)
  • Electroluminescent Displays
  • 3D displays
  • Heads-Up Displays (HUD)
  • Digital signage
  • Consumer electronics
  • Avionics
  • Medical imaging
  • Backlights
  • LEDs and fluorescent lamps
  • Lightpipes
  • Brightness Enhancing Films
  • Dichroic and Hot Mirror Filters