Course syllabus

# Mikrovågsteori Microwave Theory

## ETEN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 1
Date of Decision: 2012-03-23

## General Information

Elective for: E4, E4-f, E4-hn, F4, F4-f, F4-hn, F4-aft, MFOT1
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English

## Aim

The course gives an understanding of the physics of transmission lines, waveguides, and optical fibres. It also gives the microwave technique used in accelerators. Many of the applications are taken from the accelerators that are to used at MAX IV and ESS. The course gives an introduction to the analytical and numerical methods that are used in microwave technique. The students get skills in measurements with network analyser. They also get experience in treating extensive applied problems and projects.

## Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

• master the most common mathematical and numerical methods for wave propagation along guiding structures
• have basic knowledge of the microwave technique in particel accelerators
• have elementary knowledge in measurements at high frequencies

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to apply the elementary theory for transmission lines
• be able to use the method of separation of variables for resonance cavities and wave propagation in waveguides and optical fibres
• know how to apply the finite element method to resonance cavities, waveguides and optical fibres
• know how to use the network analyser for measurements at high frequencies
• know how to apply commercial programs for the finite element method to wave propagation problems

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to evaluate different types of systems for communication with guiding structures
• determine which analytical, numerical, and experimental methods that are suitable for analysing a system

## Contents

Transmission lines, Smith chart, network analyser, S-matrix, rectangular and circular wave guides, TE- and TM-modes, resonance cavities, coupling between accelerated particles and electromagnetic fields in cavities, optical fibres, optical components in optronics, periodic structures and the finite element method.

## Examination details

Assessment: Project and hand in problems. These can only be made during the course. The project is presented orally and in a report. For grade four and five one has to pass an oral exam.

Required prior knowledge: ETE110 Modellering och simulering inom fältteori or Electromagnetic field theory (ETE055, ESS050, ETEF01).
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 8.
The course overlaps following course/s: ETE091