beam splitter


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beam

 [bēm]
a unidirectional, or approximately unidirectional, emission of electromagnetic radiation or particles.
useful beam in radiology, that part of the primary radiation that is permitted to emerge from the tubehead assembly of an x-ray machine, as limited by the aperture or port and accessory collimating devices.
beam splitter a device that reflects light from the output phosphor of an image intensifier to a photographic recording. Called also image distributor.

beam splitter

a device that reflects light from the output phosphor of an image intensifier to a photographic recording. Also called image distributor.

beam splitter

Radiation oncology
A device that divides a beam of electromagnetic radiation into 2 or more distinct beams.
 
Telemedicine
A device that divides the image beam of a clinical examining scope so the physician has the choice of looking at the image on a video monitor or directly through the scope.

beam splitter 

An optical system which separates an incident beam of light into two beams of lesser intensity, one reflected and the other transmitted, e.g. a semi-silvered mirror. Some beam splitters are made of birefringent material, which splits the incident light beam into oppositely polarized beams. They are called polarizing beam splitters. Example: Wollaston prism.
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Rather than deciding whether to insert the second beam splitter, these researchers created a quantum switch that determined whether the beam splitter was present, absent or in a superposition of both.
This new display technology uses a circular Mylar beam splitter and adds a tension-adjusting metal hoop pressed against its surface.
In atom-optics labs around the world, researchers are creating mirrors, lenses, waveguides, beam splitters, and a raft of other components to handle the beams from atom lasers.
This relationship will enhance both companies' abilities to meet the increasing demand from various high-volume consumer electronics markets for optical component parts such as nano-polarizers, nano-trim retarders, and nano-polarization beam splitters.
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The proprietary Liquid Pictures 4K 3D Digital Cinema Camera System(TM) is uniquely built with an unprecedented range of acquisition options, including the world's first Digital 3D underwater beam splitter housing.
The 3DA1 is more reliable than beam splitter rigs, and it carries a very affordable price tag.
Tenders are invited for Supply of optical mount for 1 ~ diameter optics, optical mount for 1/2 ~ diameter optics, kinematic beam splitter mount with maximum aperture for 1 ~ diameter optics etc,
The beam splitter intercepts light scattered back toward the slide and redirects it to a detector, where the researchers find a reasonably faithful image of the object originally depicted on the slide.
Next is a custom cut of 16:9 studio quality beam splitter glass encased in a padded frame and set in a high impact ABS hood.
On the way to the beam splitter one signal goes through a variable optical delay circuit intended to compensate both for the rotation of the earth during tracking and changes in atmospheric turbulence.
Optical thin films available include BBAR, V-coats, dielectric high reflectors, beam splitters, aluminum, silver and gold metallic mirrors, and neutral density and dichroic filters.