destructive interference


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destructive interference

[di′strək·tiv ‚in·tər′fir·əns]
(optics)
The interaction of superimposed light from two different sources when the phase relationship is such as to reduce or cancel the resultant intensity to less than the sum of the individual lights.
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When light passes through an array of thin parallel obstructions, its waves diffract around them and the resulting constructive and destructive interference spatially separates the wavelengths.
It is the destructive interference of the frequency moving through the material with the electronic corona beam that is digitally compared to the calibration standard for valuation.
This layering technique, which generates simultaneously constructive and destructive interference patterns, is a constant motif for Panter.
In the branching measurements, it seems, waves bouncing back to the channel were interfering with other waves, creating patterns of crests and troughs from constructive and destructive interference.