carrier wave

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carrier wave:

see modulationmodulation,
in communications, process in which some characteristic of a wave (the carrier wave) is made to vary in accordance with an information-bearing signal wave (the modulating wave); demodulation is the process by which the original signal is recovered from the wave
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carrier wave

[′kar·ē·ər ‚wāv]
(chemistry)

carrier wave

The component of a modulated wave that is independent of the modulation. Generally referred to as a carrier.
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It optimizes the transport capacities of optical fiber and tremendously extends distances spanned by optical carrier waves.
Unlike conventional wireless systems, which use narrowband modulated carrier waves to transmit information, Ultra-Wideband transmits over a wide swath of radio spectrum, using a series of very narrow and low-power pulses.