Description: A computational method is described for determining VSWR and mode conversion for complex gyrotron window geometries. Assuming symmetric TE/sub on/ modes propagating in a circular cross-section guide, containing the window, one can write the total solution to the wave equation as the sum of the incident wave plus a wave scattered from the dielectric window region. The equations can be reformulated in terms of the scattered wave, resulting in a Helmholtz wave equation with an inhomogeneous driving term corresponding to the polarization current of the dielectric. Solutions are obtained using a suitable modification of the wave equation solver OPNCAV, and reflection coefficients, VSWR's and mode conversion information are then derived from an analysis of the reflected and transmitted powers. VSWR computations for typical single- and double-disk windows agree with conventional impedance calculations to within about 1%. Results for more complicated curved-boundary windows which cannot be treated by the standard methods are discussed.
Date: January 1, 1984
Creator: Salop, A. & Caplan, M.
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