This book covers the principles of operation of electromagnetic waveguides and transmission lines. The approach is divided between mathematical descriptions of basic behaviors and treatment of specific types of waveguide structures. Classical (distributed-network) transmission lines, their basic properties, their connection to lumped-element networks, and the distortion of pulses are discussed followed by a full field analysis of waveguide modes. Modes of specific kinds of waveguides - traditional hollow metallic waveguides, dielectric (including optical) waveguides, etc. are discussed. Problems of excitation and scattering of waveguide modes are addressed, followed by discussion of real systems and performance.
Table of Contents
Multiport Network Theory: Matric Descriptions Classical Transmission Lines. Pulse Propagation and Distortion. Hollow Metallic Waveguides. Surface Wave Modes: Basic Optical Waveguides. Transverse Resonance in Guided Wave Structures. TEM and Quasi-TEM Modes: Basic Planar Transmission Lines. Orthogonality, Power Flow and Waveguide Losses. Excitation of Waveguides. Network Theory for Guided Waves, Resonant Elements for Waveguides. A. Fourier and Laplace Transforms. B. Special Functions. C Numerical Solution of Implicit Equations. D. Formulas from Vector, Matrix, and Tensor Analysis. E. Properties of Solutions to Network and Transmission Line Equations. F. Properties of Solutions to Network and Transmission Line Equations. G. Electromagnetic Material Properties. H. Exponential Lines, Bessel Lines and Turning Points. I. Modes in Hollow Waveguides with Zero Cutoff Frequency. J. Field Line Plotting. K. Integral Identities for Fields of Guided Modes. L. Derivation of Surface Impedance for a Good Conductor. M. Change for Inductance due to Deformation of Boundary. N. Correction of Small-Hole theory for Energy Conservation.
Edward F. Kuester is a Professor Emeritus at the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 1979, he was a Summer Faculty Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA. From 1981 to 1982, he was a Visiting Professor at the Technische Hogeschool, Delft, The Netherlands. In 1992 and 1993, he was an Invited Professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. He has held the position of Visiting Scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, CO in 2002, 2004, and 2006. His research interests include the modeling of electromagnetic phenomena of guiding and radiating structures, metamaterials, applied mathematics and applied physics.