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58) The product of the real parts of these quantities is ReA×ReC=12(Ae−iωt+A*e−iωt)×12(Ce−iωt+C*eiωt) =14(A×Ce−2iωt+A×C*+A*×C+A*×C*e2iωt) =12Re(A*×C+A×Ce2iωt). 59 over the period of oscillation: 2π/ω. 35 ns. The time average of a function f(t) is 〈f(t)〉=ω2π∫02π/ωf(t)dt. 62) where n is the unit vector normal to the surface. The time-averaged energy density is 〈u〉=14(E*⋅E+1μ0B*⋅B). 63) We would like to be able to evaluate the power loss in the walls of an accelerating waveguide or cavity. 54) assume perfectly conducting walls.
The loop is very tiny, and therefore E is presumed constant over the length of the loop. 8 is carried out. l is a unit vector tangent to the surface. ∮E⋅dl=E⋅l−Ec⋅l+n(h1E+h2Ec)−n⋅(h1E+h2Ec)=−ddt∫AB⋅dA. 8 will go to zero as the area of the loop goes to zero. The result is E · l = Ec · l, or in other words, the tangential component of E is continuous across the interface. 9) because n × E is perpendicular to n and therefore tangential to the surface. 3d) by again integrating around a loop as just demonstrated: H · l − Hc · l = K, where K is the surface current; K=∫J⋅dA.
We will refer to a waveguide without disks as an open waveguide. Adding disks with central holes produces a sequence of cavities with coupling through the holes. The disks have a spacing d and an opening diameter of 2b. The values of d and b are chosen such that υph < c. , 1993, p. 8 shows the effect on the fields of adding disks. 7 A cross section of a portion of a disk-loaded waveguide showing the disks and their dimensions. 8 Shows how the presence of disks modifies the electric field lines in the waveguide.