Analysis of Dispersion Characteristics of Slow-Wave Structures Used in Terahertz Range Devices
In this paper, the dispersion characteristics of slow-wave structures suitable for use in devices in the terahertz range are calculated. Slow-wave structures of “winding waveguide” and “counter pins” types can be considered as suitable systems. Analysis of dispersion characteristics of slow-wave structure was carried out by a waveguide-resonator model, which is built for the slow-wave structure of “winding waveguide”-type taking into account a channel for the electron beam. Waveguide-resonator model is consisted of quadripoles which describe the waveguide segments. This model is most accurately reflects the structure of the field in the winding waveguide. Dispersion characteristics were calculated according to the program stated in this paper. These characteristics are used to construct model of millimeter traveling-wave tube, which is in this case the chain of quadripoles. The most common in the solution of these problems is the discrete approach . The difference form of electrodynamic theory of excitation is used to justify the use of a mathematical model of the discrete interaction description .