Traveling Wave

A Wave that (a) propagates in a Transmission medium, (b) has a velocity determined by the launching conditions and the physical properties of the medium, and (c) may be a longitudinal or transverse wave.

Note 1: For the purposes of this definition, free space may be considered a medium, although it is not a physical medium. Note 2: A traveling wave is not a wave that is reduced to a standing wave by reflections from a distant boundary. Note 3: Examples of traveling waves are radio waves propagating in free space, Lightwaves propagating in optical fibers, water waves on the surface of the ocean, and seismic waves.




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

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