Course Syllabus for

Microwave Theory

ETEN01F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2013
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustafsson
Date of establishment: 2013-08-26

General Information

Division: Electrical and Information Technology
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: ETEN01
Teaching languages: English, Swedish


The course gives the basic knowledge that researchers and engineers in accelerator and radar technology, and wired and wireless communication system should master. It describes the physics of optical fibers, transmission lines, waveguides and microwave cavities. It also describes the microwave technique used in particle accelerators. Many of the applications are taken from the accelerators that are designed for MAXIV and ESS.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

Transmission lines, Smith chart, network analyser, S-matrix, rectangular and circular wave guides, TE- and TM-modes, resonance cavities, coupling between accelerated particles and electromagnetic fields in cavities, optical fibres, optical components in optronics, periodic structures and the finite element method.

Course Literature

Karlsson A, K.: Microwave theory. 2013.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises

Examination Details

Examination formats: Oral exam, written report, written assignments. Project and assignments. These can only be made during the course. The project is presented orally and in a report. To pass the course, the assignments and the project must be approved.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: Electromagnetic field theory (ETE055, ESS050, ETEF01) or ETE110 Modellering och simulering inom fältteori

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Anders Karlsson <>

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