whispering-gallery resonance

whispering-gallery resonance

[¦wis·pər·iŋ ‚gal·rē ¦rez·ən·əns]
(physics)
A resonance that rises in the propagation of waves around the circumference of a circular structure when an integral number of wavelengths can fit into the circumference.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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