Transient Electromagnetic-Wave Propagation in Wave-guides

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This paper focuses on propagation of transient electromagnetic waves in waveguides of general cross section with perfectly conducting walls. The solution of the transient wave propagation problem relies on a wave splitting technique, which has been frequently used in direct and inverse scattering problems during the last decade. The field in the waveguide is represented as a time convolution of a Green function and the excitation. Some numerical computations illustrate the method. A new way of calculating the first precursor in a Lorentz medium is presented. This method, which is not based upon the classical asymptotic methods, gives an expression of the first precursor at all depths in the medium. The excitation of the waveguide modes for time dependent sources is also addressed.


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  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
  • Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-671
JournalJournal Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Publication categoryResearch