optical crystal

optical crystal

[′äp·tə·kəl ′krist·əl]
(crystallography)
Any natural or synthetic crystal, such as sodium chloride, calcium fluoride, silver chloride, potassium iodide, or stilbene, that is used in infrared and ultraviolet optics and for its piezoelectric effects.
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Each vase rests on bases that are made up of four steps of high-quality optical crystal that are both engraved.
The light from the LED is cleverly diffused through frosted hand-ground optical crystal which magnifies the light, creating warm pastel shades of colour.
The team of the round trophies will be made of optical crystal, which is engraved with the winning team's name and the LDV logo.
Steinberg, along with PhD students Kevin Resch and Jeff Lundeen, discovered the switch when they shone one strong beam and two weak beams of light on a special optical crystal.
This recipe for an optical crystal sounds simple, but preparing such a novel concoction requires considerable care.
Tokyo, Japan, Mar 29, 2007 - (JCN Newswire) - The Tokyo Institute of Technology and Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced their joint development of a new technology that enables the successful propagation of infrared light through an optical crystal film on a silicon substrate, for the first time in the world.
Along with the wider application and increasing application of solid state laser, the application of non-linear optical crystal materials is constantly expanding.
Each bowl rests on a hand-cut crystal plinth with faceted cuts, made of optical crystal and is engraved.
working on the growing of optical crystals of fluorite, an optical material needed by the U.
Professor Baile Zhang used two optical crystals to bend light so part of a Post-It note vanished from view.
Nonlinear optical crystals are a key material in laser science and technology, because almost nothing else can change the frequency of a laser beam and modulate its amplitude and phase.
Using video-based technology, the approximately 126-ft-long, 20-ton chandelier displays a wide range of abstract content on more than 165,000 LEDs housed in approximately 2,300 custom optical crystals.
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