optical path

  1. the path of light through a medium, having a magnitude equal to the geometric distance through the system times the index of refraction of the medium.

Origin of optical path

First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby optical path

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How to use optical path in a sentence

  • The optical path consists of a series of transparent liquids and solids.

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