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plane mirror

[′plān ′mir·ər]
(optics)
A mirror whose surface lies in a plane; it forms an image of an object such that the mirror surface is perpendicular to and bisects the line joining all corresponding object-image points.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In the microscope, one side of the resonator is made of a plane mirror that serves at the same time as a carrier for the nanoparticles.
It can be obtained from a Gaussian resonator made by the concave-spherical mirror [M.sub.1] with aperture radius [R.sub.1] and a plane mirror of [R.sub.2] = 2[R.sub.1] separated by length L.
Mounted on a tower some 100 feet high, an 80-inch plane mirror will reflect sunlight down a slanting shaft to a 60-inch concave mirror nearly 500 feet away.
In addition, the mean marches obtained with convex mirrors were reduced by about 7% in comparison with those obtained with the plane mirror. In Experiment 2, we examined whether the perceived depth in a convex mirror is comparable to that in a plane mirror.
A flat mirror (or plane mirror) can reflect light straight into your eyes to make an exact image.
The reflective waveplate has several important advantages for radar systems, of which the most important is very high power-handling capability, due both to the ability to spread the beam out over a large surface, and the high inherent reflectivity of the wire grid and the plane mirror. The operation of grid-mirror waveplates as polarization rotators has been analyzed previously.
Consisting of only tWO components, the instrument and a plane mirror, it remains viable today because of its portability and ease of use.
The papers deal with very particular topics in an incredibly wide range of arenas, for example: semantic understanding of continued and recursive human activities, face recognition using patch-based spin images, high-quality textures generation, reconstruction for plane mirror reflection, data-intensive astronomy, machine learning for video compression, Mandarin emotional speech recognition, detection of virulent cells of Cryptococcus neoformans yeast, to name just a few.
The simplest configuration I've tried - and the one that shows most clearly the principle involved - uses a small plane mirror and a beamsplitter in the light path (see the middle panel of the diagram on the facing page).
Ritchey finally produced a successful 0.75-meter (30-inch) plane mirror of cellular construction.