waveguide

[weyv-gahyd]
noun Electronics, Optics.
a conduit, as a metal tube, coaxial cable, or strand of glass fibers, used as a conductor or directional transmitter for various kinds of electromagnetic waves.
Compare optical fiber.


Origin:
1930–35; wave + guide

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waveguide (ˈweɪvˌɡaɪd)
 
n
electronics a solid rod of dielectric or a hollow metal tube, usually of rectangular cross section, used as a path to guide microwaves

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The energy is then tapped and sent down a waveguide that is known as a coaxial cable to your television.
For light, the entangled photons can travel through a waveguide such as optical fiber and remain in superposition during transit.
The elimination of polarization dependence of optical wavelength filters by using waveguide directional couplers.
The transmission line is terminated with a waveguide embedded in the medium of interest, in our case the stream channel.
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