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Homework Help: Waveguide of travelling waves

  1. May 31, 2012 #1
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    How to solve this problem?

    An air-fi lled waveguide of rectangular cross-section (1 cm x 2 cm) is used to
    carry EM waves at a frequency of 10 GHz.
    Show that only the TE01 mode can be used?

    I tried to find the cut-off frequency ( 7.5GHZ) and is that enough to prove that only TE01 can be used?
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  3. Jun 3, 2012 #2

    rude man

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    The answer to your question is no. You haven't justified your answer mathematically.

    Use the formula for cutoff frequency fc(m,n,a,b) where m,n are the mode descriptors Tmn and a and b are the waveguide dimensions. Then show that the only possible mode is TE01. Remember to distinguish between a and b with respect to the cutoff formula.

    PS the TM01 mode requires one extra step beyond just using the fc formula.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2012
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