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transverse magnetic (TM) mode
A mode whose magnetic field vector is normal to the direction of propagation. Note: TM modes may be useful in waveguides. In an optical fiber, TE and TM modes correspond to meridional rays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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