Definition of Pockels in English:

Pockels

(also Pockel)

noun

Physics
  • Attributive and in the genitive. Used with reference to an electro-optical effect in certain crystals similar to the Kerr effect in liquids; especially in "Pockels cell", "Pockels constant", "Pockels effect".

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. From the name of Friedrich Carl Alwin Pockels, German physicist, who described the effect in 1894.

Pronunciation

Pockels

/ˈpɒklz/