Evanescent Wave

Guided Light waves that extend beyond the boundary of a Fiber Core into the cladding. Evanescent waves can transfer Energy between waveguides. Light guided in the inner part of an optical fiber's Cladding rather than in the core, i.e. the portion of the light Wave in the core that penetrates into the cladding.

Related Terms
Continuous Wave Laser,   Continuous Wave Operation,   Dispersive Wave,   Electromagnetic Wave,   Evanescent Field,   Evanescent Wave,   FWM Four Wave Mixing ,   Optical Continuous Wave Reflectometer,   Quasi Continuous Wave Laser Diode,   Surface Wave,  

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