stray light


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stray light

(strā līt)
Radiant energy that reaches the detector of a spectrophotometer and consists of wavelengths other than those selected.
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The LightTools stray light analysis is particularly useful for improving the design of next-generation illumination optics used in space-borne telescopes, infrared optical systems, consumer electronics, autonomous vehicles, and AR/VR/MR applications.
Caption: Baffles from the front to the focuser reduce stray light, and the thin wire secondary mirror spider minimizes diffraction spikes.
Thanks to the low level of stray light allowed by the lens design, high-contrast images are also possible with increasing high dynamic ranges of the sensors (HDR).
The use of an advanced monochromator design helps to separate spectral signals In close proximity to one another and improves the dynamic range by reducing the influence of stray light.
All Zebraoptical EPD tools are immune to stray light and provide robust metrology.
Advanced features include angle reduction technology to reduce stray light, small form factor for space challenged environments, and Ethernet capability for enhanced control and monitoring.
Its visibility can be greatly reduced by background light such as light pollution or stray light from the moon.
"Many birds and animals are affected by stray light intruding into their night world, confusing their natural patterns of activity and affecting their breeding cycles causing premature breeding.
They think that the darkness must be absolute to work, with no stray light at any time.
It reduces stray light from the computer screen disturbing light-sensitive experiments.
The key issue here is stray light. When a luminaire is mounted on the goniophotometer (Fig.
David Hartt's Stray Light (2011) is a contemplative, immersive, installation-based exploration of the colourful interior of the headquarters of the Johnson Publishing Company, Chicago-based publisher of the iconic magazines Ebony and Jet.