angular spreading

angular spreading

[′aŋ·gyə·lər ′spred·iŋ]
(oceanography)
The lateral extension of ocean waves as they move out of the wave-generating area as swell.
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Due to the highly angular spreading, Lorentz-Gauss beams provide a better beam model than Gaussian beams to describe the radiation emitted by a single mode diode laser [1, 2].