NETWORK CHARACTERIZATION OF STEP DISCONTINUITY WITH GENERALIZED CONSERVATION OF COMPLEX POWER TECHNIQUE AND ITS APPLICATION TO ANALYZING PERIODIC DIELECTRIC WAVEGUIDES
Authors: Huikan, Liu; Tianlin, Dong
Source: International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Volume 27, Number 1, January 2006 , pp. 63-77(15)
Abstract:The propagation of electromagnetic waves along open periodic, dielectric waveguides is formulated in the case that surface wave is guided and propagates normally to the corrugation. Our approximate analysis with the propagation characteristics is to consider a corresponding bounded waveguide problem in which perfect electric or magnetic walls are introduced, and the periodic corrugation is regarded as consisting of step discontinuities connected by a length of uniform slab waveguide. By properly taking into account of both surface modes and only a few non-surface-modes, a novel network approach is proposed for characterizing step discontinuity based on the generalized conservation of complex power technique (GCCPT). Employing solution selection rule (SSR), we can readily derive propagation characteristics in the Bragg interaction region. A number of numerical results are shown to demonstrate the usefulness of our approach.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2006