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Electron motion and cavity modes in the orbitron maser
Author(s): Mark Rader
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Paper Abstract

The Orbitron MASER is a negative mass unstable device, which can be used to produce millimeter and submillimeter RF radiation. In its basic design, the Orbitron is a coaxial structure with a high positive potential between the outer cathode and inner anode wire. Electrons are supplied to this system by either an internal glow discharge or by an oxide coated hot electron emitter. These electrons, due to an initial angular velocity, go into orbit around the positive central wire and emit a frequency that is inversely proportional to the radius of their orbits. Emission, from the pulsed form of this device, has been observed at a frequency of 1 THz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 2017
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 1576, 16th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 15767S (4 December 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2297993
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Mark Rader, Univ. of Tennessee (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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