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Mode Interaction In A Primed Gyrotron
Author(s): A. H. McCurdy; C. M. Armstrong
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Paper Abstract

Multi-mode operation in an overmoded gyrotron experiment is compared with the predictions of a quasi-linear theory. The different regimes of strong and weak coupling of the TE111 mode to other modes are determined. The effects of transit time broadening and beam perpendicular energy change on mode competition is investigated. The start-up of oscillation is studied in both primed and unprimed conditions. Finally the theory is used to predict the degree of mode control obtained by a driving signal of given amplitude.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 1989
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1039, 13th Intl Conf on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, (18 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.978417
Show Author Affiliations
A. H. McCurdy, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
C. M. Armstrong, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1039:
13th Intl Conf on Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Richard J. Temkin, Editor(s)

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