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waveguide transition

As we know that rectangular waveguide supports dominant mode TE10 and circular waveguide supports TE11 mode. The device which converts from one mode to the other and vice versa is called transition. In this case it is called as rectangular to circular waveguide transition. Minimum length of this transition is kept about quarter wavelength long. This helps avoiding generation of higher order modes.

waveguide corner

Typically length of entire device is kept greater or equal to about twice of waveguide wavelength(λg). Both E plane and H plane corners and bends help alter direction of the EM wave guiding structure. These structures produce discontinuities and as a result produce reflected waves. This reflected waves from both the sides of the waveguide walls are cancelled by keeping mean length between the junction of corners equal to odd multiple of quarter wavelength.

waveguide bend

Discontinuities in the waveguide bend is reduced by keeping minimum curvature radius of E band equal to about 1.5b and H bend equal to 1.5a.

waveguide twist

Waveguide twist is used to change polarisation of wave by 90 degree. Length of the twist is kept equal to odd multiple of quarter wavelength.







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