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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Q, Photochemical Behaviour of Nonlinear Optical Crystal CdHgSCN4, Journal of crystal growth 247, 432 (2003).
The light from the LED is cleverly diffused through frosted hand-ground optical crystal which magnifies the light, creating warm pastel shades of colour.
Each piece is hand-cut and shaped out of optical crystal glass; no molds of any kind are used.
Instead of bending and focusing light as it passes through a series of separate mirrors and lenses, the new folded system bends and focuses light while it is reflected back and forth inside a single 5-mm thick optical crystal.
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.
Rather than perform an integration of the magnetic field, the sensor samples a point in the field using an optical crystal at a predetermined location.
Along with the wider application and increasing application of solid state laser, the application of non-linear optical crystal materials is constantly expanding.
It is difficult to make a green laser directly, so nonlinear optical crystals are used to convert infrared light to green.
working on the growing of optical crystals of fluorite, an optical material needed by the U.
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