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Dispersion

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Definition: the dependence of the phase velocity in a medium on the optical frequency or the propagation mode

German: Dispersion

There are various different types of dispersion, which all involve the dependence of the phase velocity or phase delay of light in some medium or device on some other parameter:

See also: chromatic dispersion, intermodal dispersion, polarization mode dispersion, dispersion compensation, waveguide dispersion, pulse front tilt

Category: general optics


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