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Dictionary of Electrical Engineering

Commonly used terms in the Electrical industry.

light scattering
(1) spreading of the light as it passes or is reflected by an optically inhomogeneous medium.

(2) the process in which a beam of light interacts with a material system and becomes modified in its frequency, polarization, direction of propagation, or other physical property. See also spontaneous light scattering, stimulated light scattering, Brillouin scattering, Raman scattering. light valve See spatial light modulator.