diffraction-limited

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diffraction-limited

[di′frak·shən ′lim·əd·əd]
(optics)
Capable of producing images whose separations are as small as the theoretical limit imposed by diffraction effects.
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The SDL-7630 is the world's most powerful diffraction limited visible semiconductor laser, exceeding its rivals by more than a factor of 10 in continuous wave output power.
Using all diode pumping and a multi-stage and multi-pass amplification scheme, pulse energies up to 250 mJ and repetition rates up to 300 Hz can be simultaneously achieved while delivering better than 2x diffraction limited performance in a sub-nanosecond pulse.
Key component of PROVE[TM] is the diffraction limited, high resolution imaging optics operating at 193nm corresponding to at-wavelength metrology for the majority of current and futures photomask applications.
The product provides diffraction limited, single frequency output and is available in both C-mounted and single-mode-fiber coupled packages with power up to 1.
ASPH aspheric lenses are diffraction limited, anti-reflection coated and available with numerical apertures ranging from 0.
The new lenses not only meet tough new environmental regulations, but achieve very low chromatic dispersion to collimate or focus light in a broad wavelength range of 1450-1650 nanometers with less than diffraction limited wave front error.