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Evanescent Fields inside a Cut-off Waveguide as Near Fields

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Usually, electromagnetic evanescent waves are some kinds of near fields. However, it looks as if the evanescent waves inside a cut-off waveguide had nothing to do with any near field. In this paper, we will show that the evanescent waves inside a cut-off waveguide can also be regarded as the near fields of an aerial array.

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Z. Wang, J. Gou, S. Shi and Q. Qiu, "Evanescent Fields inside a Cut-off Waveguide as Near Fields," Optics and Photonics Journal, Vol. 3 No. 2B, 2013, pp. 192-196. doi: 10.4236/opj.2013.32B046.


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