Course syllabus

Microwave Theory

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

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2016-04-05

General Information

Elective for: E4-fh, F4, F4-f, F4-hn, F4-aft
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The course gives an understanding of the physics of transmission lines, waveguides, and optical fibers. It also gives the microwave technique used in accelerators. Many of the applications are taken from the accelerators that are to be 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

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


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

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Project and assignments. These can only be made during the course. The project is presented orally and in a report. Grade three requires that all of the assignments and the project are approved. For grade four and five one has to pass an oral exam.


Required prior knowledge: Electromagnetic field theory (ETE055, ESS050, ETEF01) or ETE110 Modellering och simulering inom fältteori
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETE091

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Anders Karlsson,
Course homepage:
Further information: With less than 16 participants, the course may be given with reduced teaching and more self studies.