optical device


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n optical device a device for producing or controlling light
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In literature:

They may be equipped with reflectors and other optical devices to direct or to diffuse the light as required.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
Clever optical devices, not reality.
"Pygmalion's Spectacles" by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
I'll have to make a small incision near your navel and insert a tiny optical device.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover

In news:

Velocity Micro's latest peripheral, the VMUltra Drive, combines a USB 2.0 hub, optical drive, and back-up solution into an all-in-one device.
Muzzleloaders can be equipped with scopes, peep-sights and other lawful sighting devices - including fiber-optic sights - during the hunt.
The PC-controlled Scepter is optimized for the automated polishing of various medical devices that incorporate fiber optic lightguides.
For displaying visual aids that vary in size, the device is equipped with a 12x optical zoom and a 2x digital zoom, both controlled by a scroll wheel located at the top of the visualizer 's arm.
Research in Motion's Blackberry Bold 9700 is a UMTS/HSDPA 3G smartphone that features an optical trackpad, instead of a trackback, for device navigation.
Leti demonstrates the integration of CMOS- compatible plasmonic optical waveguides with silicon photonic devices.
The handheld device is equipped with the same optical sensor used in the GreenSeeker system that mounts on a tractor.
The pocket-sized device assists in diagnosing optical fiber damage by using a bright red laser to locate faults, including tight bends, breaks, and defective connectors.
"The capacity of our fiber- optic backbone is basically limited by the devices and drivers that are used with it," says Mike Polovcin, director of operations for the new Hawai'i Convention Center.
Yet on the third hand we now have optical devices that did not even exist 20 years ago, such as laser rangefinders, range-compensating scopes, and good red-dot sights.
N-Vision Optics specializes in night vision equipment, thermal imaging devices, targeting/illumination systems and custom optical solutions.
The state has more than 187 optics firms with over 6,900 jobs, 66 percent located in the Tucson area, working on everything from fiber- optic modems and digital camera systems to software support products and optical storage devices.
A Florida optics company encounters an unexpected obstacle in its attempt to market a spectrometry-based anthrax detection device.
As the Web site Tactical & Rescue Gear puts it, the device "uses a modified reversed refracting telescope design with high quality glass multi-coated optical lenses and BAK-4 glass paired prism.".
The medical devices build upon optical molecular technologies to speed diagnosis, reduce complications and lower costs.

In science:

We present a detailed study to show the possibility of approaching the quantum ground-state of a hybrid optomechanical quantum device formed by a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) confined inside a high-finesse optical cavity with an oscillatory end mirror.
Achieving the Quantum Ground State of a Mechanical Oscillator using a Bose-Einstein Condensate with Back-Action and Cold Damping feedback schemes
This pattern of laser images is then optically relayed to a UV-optimized charge-coupled device (CCD) camera.
Bringing the Visible Universe into Focus with Robo-AO
The giant array is completed by an optical device detecting the fluorescence light emitted by the nitrogen molecules of the atmosphere excited by the charged particles produced in the EAS.
Physics of Extremely High Energy Cosmic Rays
The Telescope Array73 (TA) is a pro ject of a purely optical detector which, in its initial design, aims to be used as a gamma-astronomy device as well as a fluorescence detector.
Physics of Extremely High Energy Cosmic Rays
Suarez, ”QM versus multisimultaneity in experiments with acousto-optic choice-devices”, Phys.
Optical tests of quantum nonlocality: from EPR-Bell tests towards experiments with moving observers