What is broadening?

  • (noun): The act of making something wider.
    Synonyms: widening
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on broadening:

... In optics, a supercontinuum is formed when a collection of nonlinear processes act together upon a pump beam in order to cause severe spectral broadening of the original pump beam ... The result is a smooth spectral continuum (see figure 1 for a typical example) ...
Powder Diffraction - Uses - Size and Strain Broadening
... Where size broadening is independent of q (K=1/d), strain broadening increases with increasing q-values ... In most cases there will be both size and strain broadening ... The expression is a combination of the Scherrer equation for size broadening and the Stokes and Wilson expression for strain broadening ...
Plasma Diagnostics - Passive Spectroscopy - Doppler Broadening
... The net effect is a characteristic broadening of spectral lines, known as Doppler broadening, from which the ion temperature can be determined ...
Homogeneous Broadening - Broadening in Laser Systems
... Broadening in laser physics is a physical phenomenon that affects the lineshape of the laser emission profile ... on the nature of the indeterminacy, there can be two types of broadening ... for each quantum emitter, there is homogeneous broadening, while if each quantum emitter has a different type of fluctuation, the broadening is inhomogeneous ...
Gaussian Broadening
... Gaussian broadening refers to broadening effects in spectral lines, these can be produced by Doppler broadening and natural broadening ...

More definitions of "broadening":

  • (noun): An increase in width.
    Synonyms: widening
  • (noun): The action of making broader.
    Example: "The broadening of travel"

Famous quotes containing the word broadening:

    Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind.
    Paul Theroux (b. 1941)

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