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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A quantity possessing both magnitude and direction whose direction coincides with the direction of propagation of a traveling disturbance spreading in space.

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  • (More technically, we express the power spectrum in Fourier space as a function of the wavevector.)
  • The resonance of these surface plasmons can occur when the wavevector of p-polarized light incident upon an interface matches the wavevector of the surface... for more
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