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near-field region
The close-in region of an antenna wherein the angular field distribution is dependent upon distance from the antenna. Synonyms near field, near zone. 2. In optical fiber communications, the region close to a source or aperture. Note: The diffraction pattern in this region typically differs significantly from that observed at infinity and varies with distance from the source.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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