thin-film interference


Light reflects from the top of the puddle of gasoline and the bottom, causing thin-film interference for some wavelengths.


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thin-film interference (countable and uncountable, plural thin-film interferences)

  1. (uncountable, optics) Interference of light caused by its reflection from both boundaries of a thin film of a transparent material.
  2. (countable, optics) An instance of this interference.

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