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High-power Ka-band free-electron maser experiment
Author(s): F. Hartemann
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Paper Abstract

Free-Electron Lasers (FELs) [1] are coherent sources of high-power electromagnetic radiation. In the microwave part of the spectrum, high efficiencies can be achieved at power levels in the multi-megawatt range. FELs can be operated as amplifiers or oscillators, and so have applications in a variety of areas ranging from electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) to RF acceleration [2]. In this paper, results of the de- sign and operation of a 27 GHz Bragg resonator Free-Electron Maser (FEM) oscillator and a 35 GHz high-gain FEM amplifier are presented and discussed. The experiment is driven by a 700 kV, 900 Ω HV modulator, and operates with a pulse length of 1μs at power levels in the 1-3 MW range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1576, 16th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 15766O (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.2297953
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F. Hartemann, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1576:
16th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Minh Quang Tran, Editor(s)

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