On the Reduction of Maxwell’s Equations in Waveguidesto the System of Coupled Helmholtz Equations

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The investigation of the electromagnetic field in a regular homogeneous waveguide reducesto the investigation of two independent boundary value problems for the Helmholtz equation,corresponding to TE- and TM-modes. In the case of an inhomogeneous waveguide TE- andTM-modes are connected to each other, which in numerical experiments can not always be fullytaken into account. In this paper we show how to rewrite the Helmholtz equations in vectorform to express this relationship explicitly.In the article the cylindrical waveguide with perfectly conducting walls is considered, but wedon’t make any assumptions about filling of waveguide. The introduced approach is based ontwo-dimensional analogue of the theorem known in the theory of elastic bodies as the Helmholtzdecomposition. On its basis, we introduce four potentials, instead of two potentials, usuallyused in the theory of hollow waveguides. It is proved that any solution of Maxwell’s equationsin a waveguide that satisfies the boundary conditions of ideal conductivity on the boundariesof a waveguide can be represented with the help of these potentials. The system of Maxwell’sequations is written with respect to these potentials and it is shown that this system has theform of two independent Helmholtz equations in the case of a hollow waveguide.


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M D Malykh

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Author for correspondence.
Email: malykhmd@yandex.ru
6 Miklukho-Maklaya St., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

A L Sevastianov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Email: sevastianov_al@rudn.university
6 Miklukho-Maklaya St., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

L A Sevastianov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Email: sevastianov_la@rudn.university
6 Miklukho-Maklaya St., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

A A Tyutyunnik

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Email: tyutyunnik_aa@rudn.university
6 Miklukho-Maklaya St., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

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