Light that is composed of one wavelength. Monochromatic light may be produced by a laser or gas discharge tubes with some filters. It can also be approximated by the use of interference filters and monochromators on a white light source.
Synonyms and Related Terms
monochromatisches Licht (Deut.); lumière monochromatique (Fr.);
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Walter C. McCrone, John Gustave Delly, The Particle Atlas, W. McCrone Associates, Chicago, IV, 1972
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997