traveling-wave parametric amplifier
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traveling-wave parametric amplifier[′trav·əl·iŋ ¦wāv ¦par·ə¦me·trik ′am·plə‚fī·ər]
Parametric amplifier which has a continuous or iterated structure incorporating nonlinear reactors and in which the signal, pump, and difference-frequency waves are propagated along the structure.
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