Passbands and stopbands for an electromagnetic waveguide with a periodically varying cross section
Abstract
Electromagnetic waves in a rotationally symmetric and perfectly conducting waveguide with a periodically varying cross section are considered. Using the null field (T matrix) approach, a rather complicated determinantal condition for computing the axial wavenumber is derived. For a waveguide where the radius varies sinusoidally with the axial coordinate, the passbands and stopbands for the TE11, TM11, and TE12 modes are numerically computed. When the axial wavenumbers of two modes differ by a multiple of the wavenumber of the wall corrugations, the result is a stopband in the following cases: for two TE modes propagating in opposite directions, for a TE and a TM mode in the same direction, and sometimes for two TM modes in opposite directions.
 Publication:

IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory Techniques
 Pub Date:
 September 1983
 DOI:
 10.1109/TMTT.1983.1131585
 Bibcode:
 1983ITMTT..31..752B
 Keywords:

 Frequency Response;
 Microwave Transmission;
 Propagation Modes;
 Resonant Frequencies;
 Waveguides;
 Circular Cylinders;
 Corrugating;
 Cross Sections;
 Electromagnetic Fields;
 Green'S Functions;
 Periodic Variations;
 Electronics and Electrical Engineering