Definition of beam splitter in English:

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beam splitter


A device for dividing a beam of light or other electromagnetic radiation into two or more separate beams.
Example sentences
  • Then you shoot the electrons simultaneously into a beam splitter.
  • According to quantum mechanics, a single photon passing through a beam splitter takes both the reflected and transmitted paths simultaneously.
  • The amplified pulses were divided by a beam splitter to generate pump and probe pulses.
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