microwave attenuator

microwave attenuator

[′mī·krə‚wāv ə′ten·yə‚wād·ər]
(electromagnetism)
A device that causes the field intensity of microwaves in a waveguide to decrease by absorbing part of the incident power; usually consists of a piece of lossy material in the waveguide along the direction of the electric field vector.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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