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  • adj. Having the ability to diffract light

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. That produces diffraction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to diffraction; causing diffraction.


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  • My work in this period gravitated back to high-energy collision theory, since experiments had begun to reveal many of the results my diffractive multiple scattering theory had predicted.

    Roy J. Glauber - Autobiography

  • Interestingly, lasers and computers brought back holograms close to Gabor's original application, providing general optical elements, holographic gratings, holographic X-ray lenses, hybrid diffractive optics, optical pattern recognition, and more.

    Lippmann's and Gabor's Revolutionary Approach to Imaging

  • The proposal was submitted to NSF who sent it for review to Immanuel Estermann, a co-author with Stern and Frisch of the landmark paper on diffractive scattering of hydrogen from LiF, one of the two papers cited when Stern won the

    John B. Fenn - Autobiography

  • The magnificent sunglows due to the diffractive effects on light of the vapours and fine dust flung in vast volumes into the air, and rapidly diffused all round the globe, betokened an atmospheric condition of all others the most prejudicial to delicate researches in the solar vicinity.

    A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Fourth Edition

  • Lalande Prize, exhibits, not the diffractive, but the prismatic spectrum as obtained with bisulphide of carbon prisms of large dispersive power.

    A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Fourth Edition

  • Both Rutherfurd's and Rowland's gratings are machine-ruled, and reflect instead of transmitting the rays they analyse; but Rowland's present to them a very much larger diffractive surface, and consequently possess a higher resolving power.

    A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Fourth Edition

  • These diffractive spectra have been examined with great skill by Draper and Langley.

    Six Lectures on Light Delivered In The United States In 1872-1873

  • Ball Aerospace is incrementally demonstrating technologies needed to develop a large, lightweight geosynchronous space-based telescope using advanced diffractive optics membrane to provide persistent, real-time, tactical video to the war fighter.

  • Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ significantly from those projected, particularly with respect to the features, characteristics and benefits of DigitalOptics Corporation's custom diffractive optical element used in Celluon's MagicCube, and DigitalOptics Corporation's design and manufacturing of optics from concept to mass production.

  • The group also offers customized micro-optic lenses from diffractive and refractive optical elements to integrated micro-optical subassemblies.


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