Monochromatic light

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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

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