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optical system

[′äp·tə·kəl ‚sis·təm]
(optics)
A collection comprising mirrors, lens, prisms, and other devices, placed in some specified configuration, which reflect, refract, disperse, absorb, polarize, or otherwise act on light.
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In summary, a good optical system has a smaller footprint than a CMM and often costs less too.
Unlike optical systems, ultrasonic systems require neither special scanning equipment nor a supplementary system to eliminate false readings, and the software for ultrasonic systems runs on standalone or networked PCs with no additional processing needed.
Two important elements to consider in optical systems are, first, "alignment maintenance" or tracking, and second, the sensitivity of the system.
This produces results that are accurate from one optical system to another, regardless of when they are tested.
Edmund Optics' new Techspec multi-element tube system is a highly-versatile optical system, with mix-and-match components, making it ideal for prototyping and creating uncommon optical designs.
The weapons system locked onto the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by using radar for a rough approximation of the location of the targets, then fine-tuned the tracking using an optical system, the report added.
Also appropriate for scientists and mathematicians, this advanced engineering textbook explains the image-forming characteristics of optical systems, typical optical system layout, the analysis of optical systems, and the lens design process.
The OV100 system adopts a high-end optical system, features a wide range of magnification, from 1.6x to 16x, and enables the thorough observation of small animals, ranging from the whole body to cells.
The blue-green-streaked wings of the swallowtail butterfly harbor an intricate optical system with a design reminiscent of the latest in light-emitting diode technology, researchers now report.
The new Hach Odyssey DR/2500 bench top spectrophotometer is an innovative water analysis instrument incorporating a sleek, modern design with a patented optical system. It replaces the established DR/2010.
An optical system that combines an advanced refractive lens with a large, continuous reflector and single-lamp technology is included.
These devices "trim" light emitted by the lamp, as well as light reflected from within the optical system. These are applied to Type II, Type III and Type IV (horizontal lamp) and Asymmetric (vertical lamp) optical systems only.

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