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Nonrelativistic traveling-wave cyclotron interaction
Author(s): Eli Jerby; George Bekefi
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Paper Abstract

The traveling wave cyclotron (TWC) is defined in this paper as a cyclot ron-type interaction of a nonrelativistic electron beam with traveling waves in an inductive periodic waveguide. Experimental results and a theoretical model of the TWC interaction are presented in this paper. The TWC experiment is conducted in the microwave regime ("" 10 GHz) with a low-energy ("" 10 keV), low-current (< 1 A) electron beam. Considerable RF amplification has been observed in the TWC experiment. A TWC theoretical model presented in the paper shows that the TWC amplification observed is the result of the inductive impedance of the periodic waveguide near cutoff.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 1993
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 1872, Intense Microwave Pulses, (8 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147469
Show Author Affiliations
Eli Jerby, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
George Bekefi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1872:
Intense Microwave Pulses
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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