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Experimental Investigation Of The Effects Of A Neutralizing Background Plasma On The Operation Of A High Current Gyrotron
Author(s): D. A. Kirkpatrick; S. H. Gold; A. K Kinkead; W. M. Manheimer; C. A. Sullivan; T. M. Antonsen; B. Levush
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Paper Abstract

We present plans for an experiment to investigate the effects of a neutralizing background plasma on the operation of a high current gyrotron. A neutral plasma filling the electron beam transport and gyrotron cavity regions allows for the propagation of super-vacuum currents and for tuning of the interaction frequency through the neutralizing plasma density. The background plasma is completely ionized before the passage of the high current electron beam, and the plasma, density(in the absence of the electron beam) is a known, measured quantity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 1989
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 1039, 13th Intl Conf on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, (18 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.978491
Show Author Affiliations
D. A. Kirkpatrick, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
S. H. Gold, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
A. K Kinkead, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
W. M. Manheimer, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
C. A. Sullivan, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
T. M. Antonsen, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
B. Levush, 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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