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Mode cooperation in gyrotrons with highly overmoded cavity
Author(s): K. Xu
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Paper Abstract

Parasitic modes in gyrotrons with a highly overmoded cavity normally compete with the operating mode. However, under certain conditions some parasitic modes may play a constructive role and help to improve gyrotron performance. We call this effect "mode cooperation". In a highly oversized cavity it is almost impossible to eliminate all parasitic modes completely. But one may expect higher efficiency and more stable operation by choosing an operating mode neighboring to a cooperating mode instead of to a competing mode. The mechanism of mode cooperation and some supportive experimental observations will be discussed in the next paragraph.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 1992
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1929, 17th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 19293N (14 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298248
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K. Xu, Institut fur Technische Physik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1929:
17th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Richard J. Temkin, Editor(s)

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