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Title: Nonlinear theory of the orotron with inclined electron beam

Abstract

In the conventional orotron (at least, in its classical configuration), a thickness of an electron beam propagating over the grating plate should be much smaller than a wavelength; also the clearance between the grating and the beam and possible misalignment should be smaller than this thickness. These requirements severely limit the choice of operating parameters and performance characteristics of this device. When a beam is slightly inclined to the grating surface, these limitations can be greatly mitigated: the operation can be more robust, beam thickness can be increased, so a higher microwave power can be generated. Such a configuration of the orotron with an inclined electron beam is studied in the present paper. The paper contains simplified equations describing nonlinear operation of such a device and results of numerical analysis of these equations with the electron velocity spread taken into account. The paper also contains a discussion of these results and their applicability to practical configurations, which can be designed for operation in the THz and sub-THz regions.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-3511 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20860456
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 13; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2402146; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ELECTRON BEAMS; ELECTRONS; MICROWAVE RADIATION; MICROWAVE TUBES; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; OPERATION; PERFORMANCE; THICKNESS; WAVELENGTHS

Citation Formats

Nusinovich, G. S., and Sinitsyn, O. V. Nonlinear theory of the orotron with inclined electron beam. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2402146.
Nusinovich, G. S., & Sinitsyn, O. V. Nonlinear theory of the orotron with inclined electron beam. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2402146.
Nusinovich, G. S., and Sinitsyn, O. V. Fri . "Nonlinear theory of the orotron with inclined electron beam". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2402146.
@article{osti_20860456,
title = {Nonlinear theory of the orotron with inclined electron beam},
author = {Nusinovich, G. S. and Sinitsyn, O. V.},
abstractNote = {In the conventional orotron (at least, in its classical configuration), a thickness of an electron beam propagating over the grating plate should be much smaller than a wavelength; also the clearance between the grating and the beam and possible misalignment should be smaller than this thickness. These requirements severely limit the choice of operating parameters and performance characteristics of this device. When a beam is slightly inclined to the grating surface, these limitations can be greatly mitigated: the operation can be more robust, beam thickness can be increased, so a higher microwave power can be generated. Such a configuration of the orotron with an inclined electron beam is studied in the present paper. The paper contains simplified equations describing nonlinear operation of such a device and results of numerical analysis of these equations with the electron velocity spread taken into account. The paper also contains a discussion of these results and their applicability to practical configurations, which can be designed for operation in the THz and sub-THz regions.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2402146},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 12,
volume = 13,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Fri Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}