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Dispersion

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

More specific terms: chromatic dispersion, group delay dispersion, intermodal dispersion, polarization mode dispersion, waveguide dispersion

German: Dispersion

Category: general optics

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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:

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