Complexity (Light Waves)

Light wave complexity is a description of the saturation level (or length) of light waves. Each single pure wavelength of light is considered a saturated level. However, in the natural world light waves are very rarely pure but are a combination of several different wavelengths. The greater the number of spectral colors (each with their own wavelength) the lower the saturation level. For instance, daylight is a combination of all the spectral colors of visible light and therefore has a low saturation level of any one color of light.

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