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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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Amongst other benefits, students will gain: insights and practical skills for designing and engineering optical and optomechanical components and instruments; the latest technologies in optical engineering; skills with industry standard optical and mechanical software tools; innovative approaches for optical instrument design and analysis, skills in manual design, computer simulation and the art of creating optical systems; and how to understand and effectively communicate details of optical/optomechanical technical specifications to manufacturer's and quality control personnel.
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China optical instrument manufacturing Industry, 2010 is valuable for anyone who wants to invest in the optical instrument manufacturing industry, to get Chinese investments; to import into China or export from China, to build factories and take advantage of lower costs in China, to partner with one of the key Chinese corporations, to get market shares as China is boosting its domestic needs; to forecast the future of the world economy as China is leading the way; or to compete in the segment.
The new spectrometer is the latest in a NIST series of miniaturized optical instruments, such as chip-scale atomic docks and magnetometers.
The firm manufactures durometers and surface thermometers, along with hardness testers, optical instruments, pressure gauges, stem thermometers, data loggers, digital thermometers, chart recorders and many other industrial measuring devices for temperature, humidity, pressure, strain and hardness testing.
People have been slow to explore such alternatives, however, because we've modeled optical instruments such as cameras after our own, image-making eyeballs, says Dereniak.
The super-black coating developed by researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in Teddington, southwest London, could revolutionise the manufacture of optical instruments.
Ophir has been developing optical instruments for measuring minute amounts of trace gases in the free atmosphere since 1982.
In February, NIST researchers visited a private company in Canada, the principal manufacturer of optical instruments used to link suspect weapons to bullets and casings recovered from crime scenes.
3, displays some of these strange and uncanny optical instruments used to perceive the world, along with many of the images these devices have generated.
Optical instruments, on the other hand, view the earth as an ordinary camera might from an airplane--they rely on the reflection of sunlight to create an image.
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