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Whispering-gallery wave


Whispering gallery waves sound simulation using FDTD


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Whispering gallery wave simulation for cylinder and broken culinder using FDTD


Stonehenge searching for whispering gallery wave using FDTD


Whispering gallery waves in a cylinder and broken cylinder

Whispering-gallery waves, or whispering-gallery modes, are a type of wave that can travel around a concave surface. Originally discovered for sound waves in the whispering gallery of St Paul’s Cathedral, they can exist for light and for other waves, with important applications in nondestructive testing, lasing, cooling and sensing, as well as in astronomy.
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