Finite element analysis of the field patterns of higher-order TE and TM modes in rectangular-groove guide

M Lu, P J Leonard

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The field patterns of the different TE and TM modes in a rectangular-groove guide are analysed by finite element method. The electric field, magnetic field and energy distributions in the groove guide for the dominant TE mode, the lowest TM mode and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd higher-order TE,TM modes are presented. The results show that the low-loss characteristic of rectangular-groove guide seems unreliable. The results in this paper will be of benefit for us to understand the transmission characteristics of rectangular-groove guide, and will be of practical significance in designing groove guide components.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1343-1359
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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