Photonics Dictionary® Plus
Definitions of photonics technology terms, abbreviations and acronyms. It is in the form of a wiki, so the content can be edited and expanded by members of the photonics community – including you!
An optical device for dividing a beam into two or more separate beams. A simple beamsplitter may be a very thin sheet of glass inserted in the beam at an angle to divert a portion of the beam in a different direction. A more sophisticated type consists of two right-angle prisms cemented together at their hypotenuse faces. The cemented face of one prism is coated, before cementing, with a metallic or dielectric layer having the desired reflecting properties, both in the percentage of...
A unique collection of technical design and applications articles, as well as articles presenting the basics of photonics technology. Topics range from detectors, cameras and imaging
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Ultraviolet Reflectance Imaging
Ultraviolet imaging has long been thought to be difficult and awkward by many photographers because of the difficulties encountered when using photographic film in the UV band. Digital ultraviolet imaging is becoming increasingly affordable and lends itself to a number of interesting applications that have been largely overlooked, and digital sensors are available that span the UV spectrum from 200 to 400 nm. Reflected-ultraviolet imaging is a rather mysterious area of the imaging field....
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