spherical mirror

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spherical mirror

[′sfir·ə·kəl ′mir·ər]
(optics)
A mirror, either convex or concave, whose surface forms part of a sphere.
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Tenders invited for High reflective curved mirror at 1064 nm
A reflector produces an image by collecting light from an object on a curved mirror.
Consisting of 1,624 curved mirror segments, all nested inside a canister, the assembly is lightweight and relatively inexpensive.
The counterpart is a strongly curved mirror on the end facet of an optical fibre.
The early technology that led to the development of solar cookers was a large curved mirror, called a burning mirror, that focused the Sun's rays on an object, causing it to burst into flames.
This is then bounced off of a curved mirror that both enlarges the information and "places" it at the end of the hood.
It's not hard to make a curved mirror that gives a wider field of view - no blind spot - but at the cost of visual distortion and making objects appear smaller and farther away.
White wooden wall mirror pounds 7, Rose Heart curved mirror pounds 12 (www.
The experience of Antonakos's work can be as much a commune with nature as Kahn's, I suppose--not the outside world, but rather the inner nature we encounter when we sit alone with ourselves, the curved mirror of our retina at rest, and our thoughts as present and tangible as a clearing in a forest.
Six menageries of small ceramic objects set on layered curved shelves in front of a curved mirror comprise the exhibition.
Often used in aeronautical, engineering to photograph air flow, the process involves a small, bright light source, precisely placed tenses, a curved mirror, and a razor blade to partially block the light.