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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Fabricating campanile probes has been part science and part art, the scientists say, adding that the same applies to other nano-optical devices, such as microscopic lenses and beam splitters. These devices require milling a 3D shape with sub-100-nm scale features on the tip of a wispy fiber, which is trickier than fabricating a nanostructure on a flat surface such as a wafer.
These off-diagonal elements are such that measuring the number of photons at the horizontal output port of the beam splitter is affected by the result of detecting photons at the vertical port and vice versa.
In this case, when the two half-beams return to the beam splitter, they are no longer in step and an interference pattern is produced
Knill, Laflamme and Milburn (KLM) (48) have shown that this obstacle can be overcome using linear optics, single photon sources, photon number detectors, and multi-photon interference at a beam splitter.
For these reasons we implemented a directional beam splitter (DBS) which separates beams by their propagation direction rather than by their wavelength [20].
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* Thorlabs optical elements (EBS1 50:50 beam splitter, BB1-E02 mirror, WPMH05M-633 half-wave plate and LPVIS050 linear polarizer);
Some people have tackled this problem by using a beam splitter to share a telescope's field of view with the imaging camera and guiding system, but this robs the camera of valuable light.
Narasimhan, consists of a camera, projector, and beam splitter, linked to a computer processor, Discovery News reported.
Zeiss interferometer (Figure 1) is based on Kosters design (Hariharan, 2003) which performs amplitude splitting of the source radiation (visible light in this case) by a beam splitter which divides the incoming beam into two beams- reference and measurement beam.