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High-gain Cherenkov oscillator driven by supercurrent
Author(s): Igor V. Smetanin
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Paper Abstract

It is proposed the short-wavelength high-gain Cherenkov oscillator driven by supercurrent. In this concept, thin superconductor film, carrying dc current, is situated within a slow-wave structure (dielectric superlattice in a waveguide). It is shown that an amplification of the electromagnetic wave is possible when the wave phase velocity is close to the characteristic diffusion velocity of the order parameter phase. The small-signal exponential gain coefficient is calculated. Estimates show the proposed scheme be promising source of coherent THz radiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1999
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3686, Laser Optics '98: Gas, Liquid, and Free-Electron Lasers, (5 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.335848
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Igor V. Smetanin, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3686:
Laser Optics '98: Gas, Liquid, and Free-Electron Lasers
Oleg B. Danilov, Editor(s)

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