Definition of beam splitter in English:

beam splitter

Syllabification: beam split·ter


  • A device for dividing a beam of light or other electromagnetic radiation into two or more separate beams.
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    • 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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