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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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In addition to the 3D beam splitter, the researchers have used nanoimprint lithography to fabricate a Fresnel lens on the end of an optical fiber.
Later, the entanglement filter was demonstrated (56) by combining two key recent technological approaches; a displaced-Sagnac architecture (57) and partially polarizing beam splitters (51) (Fig.
Dobrowolski, "High-performance thin-film polarizing beam splitter operating at angles greater than the critical angle," Appl.
The team incorporated the computer into a larger setup that included a beam splitter upstream to provide a path around the computer.
The separation of one wavelength band from another by a dichroic beam splitter has applications from color separation to chemical analysis.
The included beam splitter made this model an attractive package for residency training programs.
We can have mirrors, lenses, beam splitters for atoms.
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The scientists measured currents from each arm of these beam splitters.
A high-quality Germanium-coated, Potassium Bromide (KBr) beam splitter offers better optical transmission than analyzers using Zinc-Selenide (ZnSe) -based beam splitters and improved benzene detection.
To enhance this process, Kolb uses special optical equipment, such as beam splitters, interference lenses, compensators, and prisms, to enhance color differences and increase visual contrasts.