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quantum limit[′kwän·təm ′lim·ət]
The shortest wavelength present in a continuous x-ray spectrum. Also known as boundary wavelength; end radiation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
quantum limitThe shortest possible wavelength that can be transmitted or sensed in an optical system. For example, lasers and optical receivers, as well as the human eye, have a quantum limit.
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