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Plasma Cerenkov Maser
Author(s): J S De Groot; R A Stone; J H Rogers
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Paper Abstract

The design of GW level plasma Cherenkov masers is discussed. Using linear and particle simulation computer codes, it is shown that extrapolation of the 0.1 GW level Russian PCM to GW levels can result in decreased microwave generation efficiency. Techniques to increase the efficiency are discussed. Higher energy and thinner beams are shown to increase the efficiency. The result is that a high efficiency ( ~10%), GW level PCM is possible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 1988
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0873, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Propagation, (9 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.965079
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J S De Groot, University of California (United States)
R A Stone, University of California (United States)
J H Rogers, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0873:
Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Propagation
Norman Rostoker, Editor(s)

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