optical bench


: an apparatus that is fitted for the convenient location and adjustment of light sources and optical devices and that is used for the observation and measurement of optical phenomena

Examples of optical bench in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For starters, the setup would require a square meter’s worth of optical elements precisely aligned on an optical bench, Steinberg says. Anil Ananthaswamy, Scientific American, 2 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of optical bench was in 1883

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“Optical bench.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optical%20bench. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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