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 ... For example if a solution of β-D-glucopyranose is dissolved in water, its specific optical rotation will be +18.7 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 wavelengths (c ... Optical lithography will require the use of liquid immersion and a host of resolution enhancement technologies (phase-shift masks (PSM), optical ... Most experts feel that traditional optical lithography techniques will not be cost effective below 22 nm ...
Aden Meinel
... He also held the rank of Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences ... 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:

    People who have realized that this is a dream imagine that it is easy to wake up, and are angry with those who continue sleeping, not considering that the whole world that environs them does not permit them to wake. Life proceeds as a series of optical illusions, artificial needs and imaginary sensations.
    Alexander Herzen (1812–1870)

    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)

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