extraordinary wave


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extraordinary wave

[ik′strȯr·dən‚er·ē ′wāv]
(geophysics)
Magneto-ionic wave component which, when viewed below the ionosphere in the direction of propagation, has clockwise or counterclockwise elliptical polarization respectively, accordingly as the earth's magnetic field has a positive or negative component in the same direction. Also known as X wave.
(optics)
Component of electromagnetic radiation propagating in an anisotropic uniaxial crystal whose electric displacement vector lies in the plane containing the optical axis and the direction normal to the wavefront; it gives rise to the extraordinary ray. Also known as extraordinary compoment.
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It is worth noting that only the extraordinary wave shows this type of tunability with temperature.
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12oe] is the reflection coefficient of reflected extraordinary wave for the ordinary wave incidence from Region 1 to Region 2 and [X.
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