Finite Element Analysis of Helicoidal Waveguides

Conference: CEM 2006 - 6th International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics
04/04/2006 - 04/06/2006 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: CEM 2006

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

Personal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title

Nicolet, André (Institut Fresnel, UMR CNRS 6133, Université Paul Cézanne, Marseille, France)
Zolla, Frédéric (Institut Fresnel, UMR CNRS 6133, Universit´e de Provence, Marseille, France)

The purpose of this paper is to propose an efficient method to compute propagation modes in helicoidal waveguides. An helicoidal system of co-ordinates is introduced to define the structure and to set up the problem. These co-ordinates, albeit non-orthogonal, preserve the translational invariance in a way that allows a two-dimensional finite element model similar to the one of classical straight waveguides.