Definition of Diffraction grating

1. Noun. Optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum.

Exact synonyms: Grating
Specialized synonyms: Echelon
Generic synonyms: Optical Device



Definition of Diffraction grating

1. Noun. (physics) a surface having a large number of closely spaced lines or slits; used to produce optical spectra by mutual interference ¹

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Medical Definition of Diffraction grating

1. An artificially produced periodic array of scattering centres capable of producing a pattern of diffracted energy, such as accurately ruled lines on a plane surface. (05 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diffraction Grating

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diffraction grating (current term)
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Literary usage of Diffraction grating

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1. Spectroscopy by Edward Charles Cyril Baly (1905)
"CHAPTER VI THE diffraction grating General Theory.—The elementary theory of the production of spectra by means of the diffraction grating was treated in the ..."

2. The Theory of Light by Thomas Preston (1901)
"The diffraction grating.—We now proceed to the elementary explanation of the appearances presented when a distant source of light is viewed through a system ..."

3. A Text Book of the Principles of Physics by Alfred Daniell (1884)
"By multiplying the number of lines in the Diffraction -grating, as in Prof. Rowland's new gratings, which have 43000 lines to the inch, the spectra may be ..."

4. Practical Physics by Richard Glazebrook, W. N. Shaw (1893)
"(4) To Measure the Wave-Length of Light by means of a diffraction grating. A diffraction grating consists of a number of fine lines ruled at equal distances ..."

5. A Short University Course in Electricity, Sound, and Light by Robert Andrews Millikan, John Mills (1908)
"CHAPTER XXII THE diffraction grating 158. ... instrument devised in 1821 by the celebrated German optician Fraunhofer, and known as the diffraction grating. ..."

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