optical prism

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Noun1.optical prism - optical device having a triangular shape and made of glass or quartzoptical prism - optical device having a triangular shape and made of glass or quartz; used to deviate a beam or invert an image
biprism - an optical device for obtaining interference fringes
erecting prism - a right-angled optical prism used to turn an inverted image upright
optical device - a device for producing or controlling light
prism spectroscope, spectroscope - an optical instrument for spectrographic analysis
telescope, scope - a magnifier of images of distant objects
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Then, the company used an optical prism to refract light onto the lens system for image formation that enabled the company to reduce the module thickness to 6.76mm.
The SW-4000T-MCL features three custom CMOS line sensors with 4K (4,096 pixels) resolution, mounted on an optical prism assembly that splits the incoming light into red, green and blue wavebands.
An optical prism refracts these elements, projecting them to seem as though they are perpendicular to the engine, and magnifying the hours and minutes by 20%.

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