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The NRL 85 GHz CARM amplifier experiment
Author(s): C. A. Sullivan
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Paper Abstract

An 85 GHz, TE11 mode cyclotron auto-resonance maser (CARM) amplifier experiment is being planned at NRL. The experiment will use a Marx accelerator, a field-emission diode, and a 1 kW, 85 GHz Extended Interaction Oscillator (EIO). The accelerator will provide electron beam pulses with duration in excess of 100 nsec. A wiggler will be used to provide transverse momentum to the 10-100 A, 500 kV pencil electron beam. Stability against absolute instabilities is a critical issue for CARM Amplifiers. The goal of this program is to study the stability of a CARM amplifier theoretically and experimentally over a wide range of parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1990
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1514, 15th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 151467 (1 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.2301633
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C. A. Sullivan, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1514:
15th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Richard J. Temkin, Editor(s)

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