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Design Of A 100 kW Gyro-TWT
Author(s): C. S. Kou; D. B. McDermott; C. K. Chong; N. C. Luhmann
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Paper Abstract

A gyro-TWT is often plagued by absolute instabilities in lower order modes and even in the operating mode itself. These problems will be avoided by performing an experiment in the lowest order mode in cylindrical waveguide ( TE11 ) and using a low α beam to excite a wave with large kn. A gyroresonant wiggler will partially transform the axial velocity of a high quality Pierce beam into transverse velocity. A 100 keV, 5 A, α = 0.5 beam will generate 9 GHz rf in a 3 kG magnetic field. Magnetic tapering will be used to enchance the efficiency. The theoretical gain is predicted to be 60 dB with a bandwidth over 20%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1061, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts, (25 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951807
Show Author Affiliations
C. S. Kou, University of California (United States)
D. B. McDermott, University of California (United States)
C. K. Chong, University of California (United States)
N. C. Luhmann, University of California (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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