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optical phenomena

[′äp·tə·kəl fə′näm·ə·nä]
(electromagnetism)
Phenomena associated with the generation, transmission, and detection of electromagnetic radiation in the visible, infrared, or ultraviolet regions.
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This well-known optical phenomenon hardly seems related to the passage of electrons through a wire.
SPR is an optical phenomenon that occurs as a result of the transfer of light energy to the surface of a solid substrate.
In aggregate, the twenty-five notations trigger an optical phenomenon worthy of Bridget Riley while also evoking planetary rotation and the visual effluvia of cosmological events more generically.
The echo is interesting not only as an optical phenomenon but also as a probe of the nature of the matter surrounding the supernova.
PMD is a naturally occurring optical phenomenon that has a critical impact on system operation at very high data transmission rates or long distances.
Rather than exploring color as an optical phenomenon, it stands out as a natural element.

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