beam splitter

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beam splitter

[′bēm ‚splid·ər]
(optics)
A mirror that reflects part of a beam of light falling on it and transmits part.
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Santa Ana, CA, July 30, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O[R] - www.pgo.com), global experts in optical manufacturing, customized optical solutions, and precision thin film coatings, introduces a new polarizing beamsplitter cube that splits up the S & P polarization of light with an extinction ratio of Tp/Ts 200:1 and higher.
Abbreviations: objective lens (OBJ), easySTED waveplate (WP), tube lens (TL), dichroic beamsplitter (DC), band pass filter (BP), avalanche photo diodes (APD1, APD2), acousto-optic modulator (AOM), acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF), computer with FpGA based electronics board (PC w/FPGA).
For the past ten years, NIST has used high-reflectivity, optical choppers as beamsplitters and attenuators when calibrating the absolute responsivity and response linearity of detectors used with high-power CW lasers.
Each system includes a rugged, sealed 0.5cm-l resolution interferometer equipped with a choice of beamsplitters and detectors.
The focus then switches to optics for the remainder of the text, with individual chapters discussing plane mirrors, spherical mirrors, lenses, prisms, beamsplitters, light passing through optical components, optical instruments for viewing applications, polarization of light, and optical materials.
Despite the complexity of its light path through Barlow lenses, beamsplitters, and prisms, a good binocular viewer will do little to degrade a telescope's image, other than the slight dimming.
Simple and compound lenses, prisms, optical flats/flat glass, flat and concave mirrors, absorption and thin-film filters, beamsplitters, reticles, instruments and others.
Included are: simple & compound lenses, prisms, optical flats/flat glass, flat & concave mirrors, absorption & thin-film filters, beamsplitters, reticles, instruments & many others.
Diffractive optics is the newest entrant into the technology, with holographic optical elements and binary optical elements being used as beamsplitters, flat lenses and wavelength filters.
IXF series mounts are designed to hold round beamsplitters having standard diameters of 0.50, 0.75, 1, and 2 inches.