VARIOUS large scale systems have been proposed for absorbing and utilising the energy carried by ocean waves1−4. In principle, such a system consists of a damped oscillator which interacts with the wave. The net result is that energy is transferred from the wave to a load. Here we call a system a 'point absorber' when its horizontal extent is much smaller than one wavelength, and a 'linear absorber' when the system is made as a straight construction, at least a few wavelengths long1.
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