Periodic structures in waveguides

2013-02-26T16:17:55Z (GMT) by Christopher Linton Maureen McIver
We consider structures of period 2 spanning a two-dimensional waveguide of width 2N. Scattering problems, where Neumann conditions are imposed on the boundary of the structure and either Neumann or Dirichlet conditions are applied on the guide walls, are decomposed into N +1 independent problems. The existence of at least N trapped modes is proved for the Neumann guide case, and for the Dirichlet case we prove that at least N - 1 such modes exist, this number increasing to N if a certain geometrical condition is satisfied.