Optical

  • (adj): Of or relating to or involving light or optics.
    Example: "Optical supplies"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on optical:

Mutarotation - Measurement
... The optical rotation of the solution depends on the optical rotation of each anomer and their ratio in the solution ... a solution of β-D-glucopyranose is dissolved in water, its specific optical rotation will be +18.7 ... undergo mutarotation to become α-D-glucopyranose, which has an optical rotation of +112.2 ...
George Sperling - Representative Publications
... Journal of the Optical Society of America, 57, 542 ... Journal of the Optical Society of America, 58, 1133-1145 ... Journal of the Optical Society of America A Optics and Image Science, 1, 451-473 ...
Nanolithography - Optical Lithography
... Optical lithography, which has been the predominant patterning technique since the advent of the semiconductor age, is capable of producing sub-100-nm patterns with the use of very short ... Optical lithography will require the use of liquid immersion and a host of resolution enhancement technologies (phase-shift masks (PSM), optical proximity correction (OPC)) at the 32 nm node ... Most experts feel that traditional optical lithography techniques will not be cost effective below 22 nm ...
Optical Transport Network
... ITU-T defines an Optical Transport Network (OTN) as a set of Optical Network Elements (ONE) connected by optical fiber links, able to provide functionality of transport ...
Aden Meinel
... He also held the rank of Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences ... included upper atmospheric physics, glass technology, optical design, instrumentation and space systems ... He was president of the Optical Society of America in 1972 and was awarded the Frederic Ives Medal in 1980 ...

More definitions of "optical":

  • (adj): Relating to or using sight.
    Example: "An optical illusion"
    Synonyms: ocular, optic, visual

Famous quotes containing the word optical:

    There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    It is said that a carpenter building a summer hotel here ... declared that one very clear day he picked out a ship coming into Portland Harbor and could distinctly see that its cargo was West Indian rum. A county historian avers that it was probably an optical delusion, the result of looking so often through a glass in common use in those days.
    —For the State of New Hampshire, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    The convent, which belongs to the West as it does to the East, to antiquity as it does to the present time, to Buddhism and Muhammadanism as it does to Christianity, is one of the optical devices whereby man gains a glimpse of infinity.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)