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optical

1. of, relating to, producing, or involving light
2. of or relating to the eye or to the sense of sight; optic
3. (esp of a lens) aiding vision or correcting a visual disorder

optical

[′äp·tə·kəl]
(optics)
Pertaining to or utilizing visible or near-visible light; the extreme limits of the optical spectrum are about 100 nanometers (0.1 micrometer or 3 × 1015 hertz) in the far ultraviolet and 30,000 nanometers (30 micrometers or 1013 hertz) in the far infrared.
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MEMS mirrors can be tilted to deflect the beam to different points in space, resulting, in this case, in a three-dimensional optical MEMS-mirror switch.
Optical RAID was difficult to sell not because the optical media was expensive, but because the drive technology was, according to Michael Schutte, vice president of business development and chief technology officer at Rising Edge Technologies.
In addition to keyboard input, information from video scanners, optical character recognition equipment and other devices also can be recorded on disk.
In their design, a bright light source such as a laser sends light through an optical fiber.
By combining our family of core optical switches and network planning and management tools with NEC's leading position in the networking industry, we're offering integrated and simplified optical switching solutions that help carriers lower their operating costs.
The second large area of use of optical NAS devices that we have seen is in the area of critical documentation storage.
Lucent demonstrated the interoperability of its optical and data products in September of this year at the Networld+Interop show in Atlanta.
Today, optical mice using Avago Technologies' navigation sensors range from inexpensive entry-level to high-precision models.
Those studying for a career in telecommunications and who require a detailed knowledge of modern optical broadband transmission networks.
To overcome Ethernet's current limitation of 10 Gbps in metro aggregation applications, metro networks are built by layering Ethernet over DWDM systems, which rely on pre-provisioned point-to-point optical circuits.
said, "We are very pleased to be partnering with Phothena Optics in supplying a leading-edge optical Ethernet solution for the high speed internet applications.
Course Aim: After completing this course a trainee will be able to explain the basic principles of optical fibre transmission, describe the passive components of optical links including the construction of internal and external optical cables, connectors and splicing enclosures and carry out and interpret basic test measurements on optical fibre.