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An Experimental Sixteenth Harmonic Cusptron Device
Author(s): S P. Kuo; K. K. Tiong; P. E. Miller
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Paper Abstract

A cusptron device operating at sixteenth cyclotron harmonic has been set up for the development of a compact and high power microwave source. An axis-encircling electron beam of 22Kev (=1.044) as the radiation source is produced from an annular thermionic cathode of 1.4 cm radius and 0.16 cm radial thickness with a pierce-type focusing electrode together with a cusp magnetic field. A 16-slotted waveguide with b/a=1.23 is used for the 2π mode operation where b and a are the radii of the slots and the inner wall of the waveguide respectively. a=1.7 cm is designed so that the operating magnetic field is 364 Gauss and the radiation frequency is 15.6GHz. 11% efficiency is achieved from particle simulation. The results of our experimental study will be presented and a comparison of the experimental results with those of particle simulation will be made.

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: 10.1117/12.978495
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S P. Kuo, Polytechnic University (United States)
K. K. Tiong, Polytechnic University (United States)
P. E. Miller, Polytechnic University (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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