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High-Frequency Cyclotron Autoresonance Maser Amplifier Experiments At MIT
Author(s): B. G. Danly; J. A. Davies; K. D. Pendergast; R. J. Temkin; J. S. Wurtele
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Paper Abstract

A high power, 140 GHz, cyclotron autoresonance maser (or CARM) amplifier is under development at M.I.T. Theory, simulations, and the experimental design are discussed. The experiment will employ a high voltage (450 - 700 kV) Pierce-type beam and a helical wiggler to produce the required elec-tron beam. The initial experiment will be carried out using a 450 kV electron gun; the second phase of the experimental program will employ a 700 kV electron gun. The sensitivity of the CARM to velocity spread is discussed. The stability of the CARM amplifier to absolute instabilities has also been investigated, and the criteria for stable CARM amplifier operation are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1989
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1061, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts, (25 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951803
Show Author Affiliations
B. G. Danly, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
J. A. Davies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
K. D. Pendergast, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
R. J. Temkin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
J. S. Wurtele, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (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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