Passbands and stopbands for an electromagnetic waveguide with a periodically varying cross section
Journal article, 1983
Electromagnetic waves in a rotationally symmetric and perfectly conducting waveguide with a periodically varying cross section are considered. Using the null field (the T matrix) approach, a rahter 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.