light wave


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light wave

An electromagnetic wave that stimulates the retina or other optical sensors.
See also: wave
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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.
In their simulation, the researchers demonstrate this potential by sending through their material a light wave with the shape of the Austin, Texas, skyline.
The glass resonator can serve as a particle detector because the faint outer edge of the light wave, called its "evanescent tail," penetrates the ring's surface, probing the surroundings.
As a light wave travels from one medium, such as air, into another, such as water, it follows Snell's law: When light refracts, it does so on the other side of an imagined line perpendicular to the water's surface.
A light wave with a--amplitude creates a--reflected color.
Her research and teaching included holography, which is the creation of three-dimensional images with light wave interference patterns, along with optical and signal processing, liquid crystal electro-optics and affixing a novel variety of liquid crystals to silicon to create new types of miniature displays and computer monitors.
Both will be capable of providing many different networks which exist side-by-side in the same fiber optic cable, but will be physically and operationally independent of each other because each network will be supported by its own light wave or lambda.
In it, the budding theorist imagines what it would be like to ride on a light wave.
Just as motion changes the pitch of a sound wave, it can change the length of a light wave.
Fujitsu Quantum Devices is involved in the development, manufacture, and sales of Light wave, Microwave, and GaAs IC compound semiconductor products using the latest technology.