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Non-Linear Analysis Of A Gyro-Peniotron Oscillator
Author(s): P. Vitello
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Paper Abstract

We present here the results of a non-linear numerical investigation of a high-harmonic gyro-peniotron oscillator design which uses a slotted cylindrical magnetron-type cavity. Our modeling shows that very high efficiency ( 60%) can be achieved at high harmonics (s > 3), and that the operation current can be dramatically reduced by the addition of slots. We find that the start oscillation current may decrease with harmonic number in a slotted device, unlike the smooth walled gyrotron where start oscillation current always increases with increasing harmonic number. This greatly favors the use of a slotted cavity for high harmonic operation. The gyro-peniotron oscillator in a slotted cavity appears attractive as a means of achieving millimeter wave emission.

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: 10.1117/12.978525
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P. Vitello, Science Applications International Corporation (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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