Collimator vs Grating - What's the difference?
collimator | grating |
(physics) An optical device that generates a parallel beam of light. Often used to compensate for laser beam divergence.
(physics) A similar device that produces a parallel beam of particles such as neutrons.
(astronomy) A small telescope attached to a larger one, used to point it in the correct general direction
(typically of a voice) harsh and unpleasant
abrasive; tending to annoy
A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air.
A frame of iron bars to hold a fire.
The loose material that comes from something being grated.
An optical system of close equidistant and parallel lines or bars, especially lines ruled on a polished surface, used for producing spectra by diffraction.
(nautical, in the plural) The strong wooden lattice used to cover a hatch, admitting light and air; also, a movable lattice used for the flooring of boats.
As nouns the difference between collimator and gratingis that collimator is (physics) an optical device that generates a parallel beam of light often used to compensate for laser beam divergence while grating is a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air.
As an adjective grating is(typically of a voice) harsh and unpleasant.
As a verb grating is.
Noun(wikipedia collimator) (en noun)
- Add a few gratings of nutmeg to the hot milk.