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Linear And Nonlinear Theory Of The Proton Beam Transit-Time Oscillator (TTO)
Author(s): John E. Walsh; Michael A. Mostrom; Randy M. Clark; M. Joseph Arman; Mark M. Campbell; Brendan B. Godfrey; Donald J. Sullivan
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Paper Abstract

The Proton Maser (PM) introduced by D. Ensely falls within the general class of devices known as transit-time oscillators (TM). A theory for both the small and large amplitude behavior of the intense-beam-driven TTO is summarized. It includes the effects of the beam self-fields and space-charge effects and it has been used to develop expressions which are compared with the results of particle simulations, which are presented in a companion paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1061, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts, (25 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951778
Show Author Affiliations
John E. Walsh, Dartmouth College (United States)
Michael A. Mostrom, Mission Research Corporation (United States)
Randy M. Clark, Mission Research Corporation (United States)
M. Joseph Arman, Mission Research Corporation (United States)
Mark M. Campbell, Mission Research Corporation (United States)
Brendan B. Godfrey, Mission Research Corporation (United States)
Donald J. Sullivan, Mission Research Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1061:
Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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