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Title: Role of dc space charge field in the optimization of microwave conversion efficiency from a modulated intense relativistic electron beam

We demonstrate an efficiency of 70% with 5.1 GW microwave power for a diode voltage of 770 kV and a current modulation coefficient of 1.67 in a klystron-like relativistic backward wave oscillator. The device combines the advantages of reducing electron beam radius, adopting dual-cavity extractor, and introducing two pre-modulation cavities. A large dc space charge field is present due to the conversion of considerable potential energy to kinetic energy at the end of beam-wave interaction region. A nonlinear theory is developed to show that the dc space charge field can increase the current modulation coefficient and microwave conversion efficiency significantly.
Authors:
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  1. Science and Technology on High Power Microwave Laboratory, Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, Xi'an 710024 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22217828
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 114; Journal Issue: 21; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRON BEAMS; KINETIC ENERGY; KLYSTRONS; MICROWAVE RADIATION; MODULATION; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; OPTIMIZATION; OSCILLATORS; POTENTIAL ENERGY; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; SPACE CHARGE