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diffraction grating

n.
A polished surface, usually glass or metal, having a large number of very fine parallel grooves or slits, and used to produce optical spectra by diffraction of reflected or transmitted light.
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diffraction grating

n
(General Physics) a glass plate or a mirror with a large number of equidistant parallel lines or grooves on its surface. It causes diffraction of transmitted or reflected light, ultraviolet radiation, or X-rays
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diffrac′tion grat`ing


n.
a reflective surface etched with fine lines that is used to produce optical spectra by diffraction.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.diffraction grating - optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum
echelon - a diffraction grating consisting of a pile of plates of equal thickness arranged stepwise with a constant offset
optical device - a device for producing or controlling light
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Scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a compact snapshot polarisation camera based on diffraction gratings containing nanoscale structures.
Upon illumination the diffraction gratings of the matrix project the light towards the observer to generate an image on an observation sphere.
Crown manufacturers standard hot stamping products, golds, silvers, metallic colors, pigments, special effects (multi-colored print patterns), as well as holographic images and diffraction gratings. All of our products are available both in the form of hot stamp film transfers and in the form of film laminates.
It delivers results over the wide 0.5-150nm range, by indexing diffraction gratings.
These custom high-precision diffraction gratings with ultra-low blaze angles will provide an exceptionally high flux of monochromatic photons to end-stations that utilize a selection of soft x-ray techniques, including RIXS, REXS, XAS and XPCS.
In the article entitled "Circular Polarization and Wavelength Selective Gratings Based on Holographic Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Templates", the liquid crystal polymer template technique was adopted to develop diffraction gratings for specific circular polarization and wavelength.
CREATING DIFFRACTION GRATINGS WITH TRANSMISSION HOLOGRAPHY.
A large part of these works is dedicated to decrease reflection at the multiple interfaces of the PV module: most of these structures involve submicrometric patterns, such as diffraction gratings [1-5].
With the prototype chip, the researchers were evaluating the performance of the diffraction gratings and the ion traps, but there was no mechanism for varying the amount of light delivered to each ion.
Aberration-correction is a very desirable feature made possible through precisely engineered diffraction gratings. The job of the grating is to diffract the light precisely, and this is accomplished by the design of the grating and its groove profile.