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Waveguide Design Resources

A waveguide is a structure which guides waves, such as electromagnetic waves or sound waves. There are different types of waveguide for each type of wave.

Waveguides can be constructed to carry waves over a wide portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, but are especially useful in the microwave and optical frequency ranges. Depending on the frequency, they can be constructed from either conductive or dielectric materials. Waveguides are used for transferring both power and communication signals. - Wikipedia

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Guided Wave Technology
Guided Wave Technology's Coupling Matrix Synthesis (CMS) tool facilitates synthesis of N+2 coupling matrices for Chebyshev bandpass filtering functions, with arbitrary finite-position transmission zeroes.
The CMS tool gives a fast and accurate
overview of:
   ● Filter orders up to 12
   ● Arbitrary placement of transmission zeroes
   ● Complex transmission zeroes
   ● Extended parameter plotting options
   ● S-parameter file (s2p) generation
   ● Topology matrix definition of filter circuits
   ● Advanced graph and marker functions
   ● Easily re-scalable axes
   ● Excellent overview - input/output together
   ● Saving and loading of designs
   ● Fast response
   ● Integrated manual
   ● Intuitive and very user friendly interface
Guided Wave Technology is a microwave filter R&D company, specialized in development and production of passive filter prototypes and series.

802.11b WLAN Waveguide Antennas |
By Trevor Marshall.

Acoustic Emission Waveguide Design | Waveguide Document ver 1.0.pdf
From Acoustic Emission Consulting, Inc.

A Monolithic PDMS Waveguide System Fabricated Using Soft-Lithography Techniques | David PDMS Waveguides.pdf
Abstract by David A. Chang-Yen, Richard K. Eich, and Bruce K. Gale.

An Adaptive Synthesis Tool for Rib Waveguide Design |
From the Journal of Lightwave Technology.

APSS Apollo Application Note on Array Waveguide Grating (AWG) |
Application note from Apollo Inc.

APSS Application Note on Design of Ridge Waveguides |
Application note from Apollo Electronics.

A Slotted Waveguide Applicator Design for Heating Fluids |
The paper describes an applicator designed for the microwave heating of aqueous emulsions.

Coax-to-Waveguide Adapters Meet Needs of Communications Equipment |
By Richard M. Kurzrok, PE.

Computer Aided Design of Ka-Band Waveguide Power Combining Architectures for Interplanetary Spacecraft |
From NASA, Glenn Research Center.

Design of Dual-Band Waveguide Transformers |
Abstract by Uwe Rosenberg, Jens Bornemann and Smain Amari.

Design Waveguide Filters and Multiplexers by Fullwave Equivalent Circuit Approach |
This article addresses the basic method of fullwave equivalent circuit, and presents fullwave equivalent circuit model according to element structures of waveguide filter and multiplexer.
Vector TelecomVector Telecom
Melbourne, Australia
VECTOR TELECOM has fully instrumented microwave, millimeterwave, & antenna laboratories and production facilities. Our professional engineers have backgrounds from telecommunications, electronics, space and aviation industries. Frequencies up to 112 GHz, at globally competitive prices. Custom designs available. TQM / ISO 9001:2000 certification.
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High-Power Intrastep Quantum Well Electroabsorption Modulator Using Single-Sided Large Optical Cavity Waveguide |
Abstract by Paul K. Yu.

How To Build A Tin Can Waveguide WiFi Antenna for 802.11(b or g) Wireless Networks or other 2.4GHz Applications |
By Gregory Rehm.

Injector and Waveguide Design Parameters for a High Energy Electron-Positron Linear Accelerator |
By J. Haimson.

The Mechanical Design and Fabrication of a Ridge-loaded Waveguide for an RFQ |
By R. Valdiviez, P. Roybal, B. Clark, F. Martinez, D. Casillas, G. Gonzales, and J. Tafoya.

Optical Wave Guide Inserted Opt-Electronic Circuit Board with High Design Possibility |
From Hitachi.

Parametric Generation of a Mid-Infrared Mode in Semiconductor Waveguides Using a Surface Diffraction Grating |
By A A Afonenko, V Ya Aleshkin and A A Dubinov, IOP Electronic Journals.

Parametric Generation of Middle and Far Infrared Radiation in GaAs-Based Semiconductor Lasers and Waveguides |
From Polska Biblioteka Wirtualna Nauk Przyrodniczych.

Planar Waveguide Hybrids for Very High Power RF |
By C.D. Nantista, W.R. Fowkes, N.M. Kroll, and S.G. Tantawi, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

Proton Beam Writing of Passive Polymer Optical Waveguides |
Abstract by T. C. Suma, A. A. Bettiola, S. Venugopal Raoa, J. A. van Kana, A. Ramamb and F. Watta.

Rectangular Waveguide to Coax Transition Design |
Learn how to find the optimum dimensions for a waveguide to coax transition using an empirical approach that relies on a set of impedance measurements and a few calculations.

The Design and Performance of the REM Ribbon Emulation Manifold Waveguide |
From Meyer Sound, by Perrin Meyer.

Using Waveguides in Light Beam Traffic Systems |
From SwedeTrack System.

Vector Telecom Pty Ltd |
+61 3 9607 8357 / Melbourne , Australia
Waveguide components and assemblies, coaxial components and antennas.

Waveguide Dimensions, Sizes, and Cut Off Frequencies |
RF waveguide dimensions, waveguide sizes, cut off frequencies and other waveguide data and parameters for WG00 to WG32. From

Waveguide Design for Mid- and Far-Infrared P-Si/SiGe Quantum Cascade Lasers |
From IOP Electronic Journals, abstract by Z Ikonic, R W Kelsall and P Harrison.

Waveguide EM Filter Analysis and Design |
Online analysis by Guided Wave Technology.

Waveguide Principle Found for Terahertz Imaging |
Article from EE Times, by Chappell Brown.

Wideband Crossed-guide Waveguide Directional Couplers |
Abstract by P Meyer and JC Kruger.

WLAN Antenna Waveguide Type |
By Martti Palomaki.

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