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 each light wave crosses these surfaces, it refracts.
The pitch or angle of orientation of this spiral is equal to the light's wavelength, and the chirality depends on whether the spiral sweeps clockwise or counterclockwise as the light wave moves along its path.
A light wave with a--amplitude creates a--reflected color.
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.