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  • 1 optical effects — Motion Pictures, Television. special visual effects, as the wipe or dissolve, created in the camera or esp. in a film laboratory by technicians using complex optical and electronic equipment. Also called opticals. * * * …

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  • 2 Optical Effects — F/A/V A laboratory or print procedure in which shots are modified by use of an optical printer. These are most commonly seen as fades and dissolves, however, it can include a wide range of special effects procedures. (Laboratory) …

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  • 3 optical effects — Motion Pictures, Television. special visual effects, as the wipe or dissolve, created in the camera or esp. in a film laboratory by technicians using complex optical and electronic equipment. Also called opticals …

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  • 4 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids — The Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids is a prize that has been awarded every second year by the American Physical Society since 1980. The recipient is chosen for outstanding optical research that leads to breakthroughs in the… …

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  • 5 Optical printer — A 35 mm optical printer with two projector heads, used in producing movie special effects. Starting from the left, you can see light shining from the lamp house, then at A is the first projector s film gate, at B a lens that projects the film in… …

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  • 6 Optical phenomenon — An optical phenomenon is any observable event that results from the interaction of light and matter. See also list of optical topics and optics. A mirage is an example of an optical phenomenon. Common optical phenomena are often due to the… …

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  • 7 Optical computing — Today s computers use the movement of electrons in and out of transistors to do logic. Optical or Photonic computing is intended to use photons or light particles, produced by lasers or diodes, in place of electrons. Compared to electrons,… …

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  • 8 optical — [[t]ɒ̱ptɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Optical devices, processes, and effects involve or relate to vision, light, or images. ...optical telescopes. ...the optical effects of volcanic dust in the stratosphere …

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  • 9 optical printer — noun : an apparatus for transferring a photographic picture or sound image from one film to another by means of various optical elements and devices that permit changing the size of the image and the production of special effects (as fades,… …

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  • 10 optical — optically, adv. /op ti keuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or applying optics or the principles of optics. 2. constructed to assist sight or to correct defects in vision. 3. of or pertaining to sight or vision; visual. 4. of or pertaining to the… …

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  • 11 Optical variable device — An optical variable device or optically variable device (OVD) is an iridescent image that exhibits various optical effects such as movement or color changes.[1] OVDs cannot be photocopied or scanned, nor can they be accurately replicated or… …

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  • 12 optical printer — a film printer used in making optical effects, consisting basically of a camera that photographs the image with special lenses to enlarge, reduce, distort, etc., and a projector that transfers the image to the print stock, as distinguished from a …

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  • 13 optical(s) — (or optical effects)   in film making, refers to a visual device, e.g., a fade, wipe, dissolve, superimposition, freeze frame, split screen, composite (a train reflection in a car window), or another effect, some of which can be created in the… …

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  • 14 Optical disc — Optical media redirects here. For transmission media for light, see Medium (optics). The optical lens of a compact disc drive. In computing and optical disc recording technologies, an optical disc is a flat, usually circular disc which encodes… …

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  • 15 Optical disc recording technologies — Optical discs Optical disc Optical disc drive Optical disc authoring Authoring software Recording technologies Recording modes Packet writing Optical media types …

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  • 16 Optical heterodyne detection — is an important special case of heterodyne detection. In heterodyne detection, a signal of interest at some frequency is non linearly mixed with a reference local oscillator (LO) that is set at a close by frequency. The desired outcome is the… …

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  • 17 Optical power meter — in use An optical power meter (OPM) is a device used to measure the power in an optical signal. The term usually refers to a device for testing average power in fiber optic systems. Other general purpose light power measuring devices are usually… …

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  • 18 Optical decay — is process of relaxation of excitation of an excited quantum system, usually due to the spontaneous emission of a photon or a phonon. Optical decay is dominant mechanism of quenching of excitation of active optical media. In solid state lasers… …

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  • 19 Optical phase space — Optical phase diagram of a coherent state s distribution across phase space. In quantum optics, an optical phase space is a phase space in which all quantum states of an optical system are described. Each point in the optical phase space… …

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  • 20 Optical rotation — (optical activity) is the turning of the plane of linearly polarized light about the direction of motion as the light travels through certain materials. It occurs in solutions of chiral molecules such as sucrose (sugar), solids with rotated… …

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