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light wave

An electromagnetic wave that stimulates the retina or other optical sensors.
See also: wave
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Project Name: Purchasing project of light wave testing system, Optical wavelength meter and other equipment of the fifth institute of electronics, Ministry of industry and information technology
The spectral invisibility cloak overcomes this issue by transferring energy from certain colours of incoming light wave to other colours, and then restoring the light to its original state once the wave has passed through the object.
Most sources of visible light, like the sun, contain many frequencies or colors of light waves. When these so-called broadband light waves interact with an object, a person is able to "see" the object.
This showed the spectral cloak was able to transform the light waves in the range of frequencies that would have been absorbed by the optical filter, then completely reverse the process as the light wave exited the filter on the other side
South Korean physicists have created a composite mirror, made up of about 1,000 tiny reflectors, that coaxes light waves to retrace, in reverse, the paths taken by the original waves that struck it.
By the way, in accordance with our thought experiment [14] a conclusion was derived theoretically that the momentum of a continuous light wave propagating in matter corresponds to the J-momentum.
They look beyond convention to discuss such topics as the photon wave function, the photon as the minimum dose of electromagnetic radiation, weak and intense monochromatic light wave propagating in cold strontium cloud, what physics is encoded in Maxwell's equations, and measuring light waves directly.
The team will conduct tests on a silver halide material, the chemical processing of nano-silver particles, the light wave guide and its delivery unit.
Light pulses this fast consist of only a few "wiggles" of the electromagnetic field, so the timing of the light wave relative to its pulse envelope is physically significant.
The ability of a non-linear material to change the phase of a light wave in the presence of another light wave is known as the Third-order effect which creates an all-optical switch that can be used in all optical networks.
"These fibers are the physical structure in which different states of a light wave can be coupled to perform useful functions."
When polarized light passes through a stressed plastic, the components of the light wave that are parallel and perpendicular to the direction of the stress propagate through the plastic at different speeds.