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IEVref:731-03-42ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: attenuation coefficient
Synonym1: attenuation constant (term deprecated)
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Symbol: α
Definition: the real part of the propagation coefficient

NOTE – The attenuation coefficient of an optical waveguide is the limit of the attenuation between two points on the axis of the guide divided by the distance between the points, when this distance tends to zero.


Publication date:1991-10
Source:702-02-14
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