Definition of monomode in US English:

monomode

adjective

  • 1Physics. Designating or relating to lasers in which there is a single pattern of vibration of the electromagnetic field within the laser cavity.

  • 2Telecommunications. Designating or relating to light transmission through optical fibres in which light waves follow a single propagation path.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in IEEE Journal Quantum Electronics. From mono- + mode.

Pronunciation

monomode

/ˈmɒnə(ʊ)məʊd/