plane wave

plane wave: 1. A wave whose surfaces of constant phase are infinite parallel planes normal to the direction of propagation. (188) 2. An electromagnetic wave that predominates in the far-field region of an antenna, and has a wavefront that is essentially in a plane. (188) Note: In free space, the characteristic impedance of a plane wave is 377 .

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