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guided wave

noun
1.
a wave the energy of which is concentrated near a boundary or between parallel boundaries separating different materials and that has a direction of propagation parallel to these boundaries.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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  • We are currently developing a temporal imaging system utilizing all guided wave technologies.
  • First, a guided wave technique was developed by preferentially exciting dominant modes with energy in the layer.
  • The system was designed using all guided wave technologies for compactness and robustness.
  • These are dynamic response and long-range guided wave methods.
  • Reflection, scattering, and mode conversion of the borehole guided wave at the interface are visible in the image at right.
  • Investigations are now focused on developing methods to use this guided wave in imaging.

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