Parallel light?

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Hey,

What is parallel light?

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K^2
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In geometrical optics, light whose beams are all parallel to each other. In wave optics, a plane wave.
 
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Hey, thanks for the reply. What does that mean though? i.e. parallel light and plane wave?

thanks
 
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Claude Bile
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It might also refer to parallel-polarised light, depending on the context.

Claude.
 

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