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Title: High-Power Microwave Transmission and Mode Conversion Program

This is a final technical report for a long term project to develop improved designs and design tools for the microwave hardware and components associated with the DOE Plasma Fusion Program. We have developed basic theory, software, fabrication techniques, and low-power measurement techniques for the design of microwave hardware associated gyrotrons, microwave mode converters and high-power microwave transmission lines. Specifically, in this report we discuss our work on designing quasi-optical mode converters for single and multiple frequencies, a new method for the analysis of perturbed-wall waveguide mode converters, perturbed-wall launcher design for TE0n mode gyrotrons, quasi-optical traveling-wave resonator design for high-power testing of microwave components, and possible improvements to the HSX microwave transmission line.
  1. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
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Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
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70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY gyrotrons; mode converters; microwave launchers; traveling-wave resonators