refractive index

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Synonyms for refractive index

the ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to that in a medium

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Improving Surface Specificity: Total Internal Reflection (TIR) Raman Spectroscopy
Now, re-searchers at NIST have utilized the optical phenomena of frustrated total internal reflection to directly visualize the behavior of fluoropolymer additives when added to polyethylene.
The total internal reflection from the bubble wall is what causes light to be switched from one waveguide to another.
The phenomenon of SPR occurs in a thin metal film at an optical interface under conditions of total internal reflection.
A laser pulse tunnels into the cube and loops around the path, sustained entirely by total internal reflection for a distance of over a kilometer before its intensity degrades.
Contract award notice: Supply and installation of a fluorescence microscopy system by total internal reflection with simultaneous acquisition capacity of 2 channels.
Total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM) is based on the principle of evanescent wave (EW) excited emission [7].
The Leica SR GSD also serves as a high-end widefield fluorescence microscope and total internal reflection fluorescence microscope.
Tyco Electronics introduces the Nevalo SSL system, which includes more than 60 LED Light Modules (LLMs) options, ranging from 300 to 3400 lumens; optics in total internal reflection and reflector styles; drivers with constant current output, dimming-control capabilities and temperature monitoring; and a new ribbonbased, four-wire configuration wiring system.
A simple explanation put forward by Wright and Nelson (11) considered that light entering a retinal receptor directly along its axis was more likely to be transmitted down the structure by total internal reflection than light entering obliquely.
Its recoil-immune LED generates 110 lumens of white light, and a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens creates a versatile beam.
PST's concentrator positions HOEs to collect sunlight from an area larger than the cell, re-directing it at an angle such that the total internal reflection within the glass plate that the HOE and the cell are mounted on works to deliver this light to the cell.
In addition, the facility features three different kinds of laser-based microscopes, including the latest Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF), and two laser scanning confocal microscope systems.
The Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy (TIRFM) module integrates easily with the proprietary FluoView FV1000 confocal microscope.
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