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optical instrument

[′äp·tə·kəl ′in·strə·mənt]
(optics)
An optical system which acts on light in some desired way, such as to form a real or virtual image, to form an optical spectrum, or to produce light with a specified polarization or wavelength.
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The patent also describes the possibilities with this augmented reality device: "An augmented reality device may be applied to a helmet or an eyeglass and may be arranged to locate holographic see-through optical devices at the respective eyes of a user.
For silicon photonics-based optical transceiver technology, which holds significant promise for the next generation of high-performance supercomputers, optical devices are effectively limited to transmission speeds of 25 Gbps.
This new construction consists of an opto-electric converter with a flexible printed circuit board that has been equipped with optical devices and ICs, allowing for a compact optical transceiver.
By incorporating a low-power-consuming optical device and an efficient heat dissipating mechanism, the new transceiver consumes roughly 40% less power compared to conventional DWDM transceivers (4 Watts or less), reducing heat generation and thereby enabling higher mounting densities.
With the ability to mass-produce commercial planar lightwave circuits (PLC) from 8-inch wafers, this breakthrough technology will allow for higher integration of optical devices onto a single wafer, resulting in a significant drop in manufacturing costs.
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A team of physicists and engineers has demonstrated an 'entanglement' filter, an optical device that filters two particles of light (or photons) based on the correlations between their polarization, which brings scientists a step closer to quantum technologies.
A kind of pi-conjugated molecule, beta-carotene is considered a successful candidate for next-generation optical device materials.
To Restany, art represented a "cleansing of vision"--that is, not a set of more or less well-made objects but an optical device that allowed us to look at the new world surrounding us, whether that meant supermarkets or streets.
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The AON Embedded OS reportedly includes a common library with three major software layers: Customer Adaptation Layer, allowing the optical elements of the AON Superblade to work transparently in each customer's network infrastructure; Common Operations Administration and Management (OAM) Software, which manages operations and administration between the optical device software and the specialized customer interface software; and Optical Device Software, which controls the basic operations of optical elements on the AON Superblade.
Holografia Polska's HoloMax optical device writing system was launched in autumn 1996, with the introduction of a hologram for tickets for Polish State Railways.
The Varioscope AF 3 is a high-tech optical device designed as a vision aid for surgeons operating in a variety of fields.