Joint Universities Accelerator School
RF Engineering

Dr. Fritz Caspers, Former CERN

Dr. Manfred Wendt, CERN


1- Circuit theory: Propagation of electromagnetic waves on transmission lines; Smith chart; scattering matrix; impedance transformations by transmission lines


2- RF cavities: theory and practice (equivalent lumped circuit, Maxwell's equations, cavity modes, scaling law, coupling, tuning, multipactor, voltage breakdown, measurements)


3- Active elements (transistors, tubes, klystrons). Prerequisites: knowledge of basic mathematics, equipment (pocket calculator) to carry out numerical calculations involving complex quantities