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Noun1.optical device - a device for producing or controlling lightoptical device - a device for producing or controlling light
autofocus - an optical device for focussing a camera or other instrument automatically
biprism - an optical device for obtaining interference fringes
camera lucida - an optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching it
coelostat - optical device used to follow the path of a celestial body and reflect its light into a telescope; has a movable and a fixed mirror
collimator - optical device consisting of a tube containing a convex achromatic lens at one end and a slit at the other with the slit at the focus of the lens; light rays leave the slit as a parallel beam
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
diffraction grating, 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
diffuser, diffusor - optical device that distributes the light of a lamp evenly
view finder, viewfinder, finder - optical device that helps a user to find the target of interest
Kerr cell - optical device consisting of a transparent cell with two electrodes between two polarizing media; passes light only if the two planes of polarization are parallel; used as a high-speed shutter or to modulate a laser beam
laser, optical maser - an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation; an optical device that produces an intense monochromatic beam of coherent light
lens, lens system, lense - a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
Nicol prism - optical device that produces plane-polarized light
planetarium - an optical device for projecting images of celestial bodies and other astronomical phenomena onto the inner surface of a hemispherical dome
polarimeter, polariscope - an optical device used to measure the rotation of the plane of vibration of polarized light
optical prism, prism - optical device having a triangular shape and made of glass or quartz; used to deviate a beam or invert an image
projector - an optical device for projecting a beam of light
Rochon prism, Wollaston prism - optical device that produces plane-polarized ultraviolet light
stereoscope - an optical device for viewing stereoscopic photographs
viewer - an optical device for viewing photographic transparencies
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Glasses, that is to say, or as Samsung called it, a "holographic see-through optical device.
The AON Embedded OS reportedly includes a common library with three major software layers: Customer Adaptation Layer, allowing the optical elements of the AON Superblade to work transparently in each customer's network infrastructure; Common Operations Administration and Management (OAM) Software, which manages operations and administration between the optical device software and the specialized customer interface software; and Optical Device Software, which controls the basic operations of optical elements on the AON Superblade.
The newest, published initially in the UK and as a PCT application in April 2004 under number WO03009335, describes a "Diffractive optical device and method of manufacture.
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This optical device has superior performance to that of competing AWG.
This novel optical device harmlessly resolves fluorescently labeled bits of living cells that are smaller than the so-called diffraction limit, say its developers at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Gottingen, Germany.
In theory, an optical device should be able to concentrate sunlight to reach temperatures at the Earth's surface comparable to the sun's 5,800-kelvin surface Temperature.