Accession Number:

AD0649560

Title:

PERTURBATION OF MICROWAVE CAVITIES BY LOSSY DIELECTRICS AND PLASMAS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH PLASMA PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The frequency shift and Q change of a microwave cavity caused by lossy dielectrics or plasma spheres or cylinders is calculated. The necessity for this analysis is prompted by the use of microwave cavities to measure the expansion of nearly spherical plasmas created by focused high power lasers. The conditions required for the perturbing volume to behave as if it were a perfect conductor are examined. It is found that much lower conductivities or permittivities are required when the perturbing volume is placed in a cavity region where electric energy is predominant. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE