Short-Pulse Propagation in a Hollow Waveguide: Analysis, Optoelectronic Measurement, and Signal Processing

David Kralj, Lin Mei, Teng Tai Hsu, Lawrence Carin

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Abstract

An asymptotic analysis is performed for short-pulse propagation in a hollow waveguide. It is demonstrated that each time-domain mode supported by the guide is characterized by a time-dependent frequency which, as time proceeds, approaches the modal cutoff frequency. This phenomenon is demonstrated experimentally by performing short-pulse optoelectronic measurements for the case of rectangular waveguide. In these measurements a short-pulse laser is used to switch planar antennas photoconductively, generating freely propagating waveforms with instantaneous bandwidth from 15–75 GHz. Time-frequency signal processing is performed on the measured data, the results of which are in close agreement with the predictions of the asymptotic analysis. © 1995 IEEE
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2144-2150
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume43
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • SCATTERING
  • RADIATION
  • ANTENNAS
  • CAVITIES

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