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Optimum operation of gyrotwistrons
Author(s): P. E. Latham
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Paper Abstract

Relativistic gyrotwistrons,1 which can, in principle, achieve efficiencies in excess of 50%, arepromising sources for driving particle accelerators. The optimum operating point for these devicesrepresents a tradeoff between maximizing the available energy and minimizing the deleterious effectsof velocity spread. The former increases with Doppler upshift and pitch ratio, while the effects ofvelocity spread are made worse by both of these quantities. To quantify these ideas, we start withthe maximum single particle efficiency,2

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Date Published: 30 August 1993
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2104, 18th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 21045L (30 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.2298633
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P. E. Latham, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2104:
18th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves
James R. Birch; Terence J. Parker, Editor(s)

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