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Title: A novel coaxial Ku-band transit radiation oscillator without external guiding magnetic field

A novel coaxial transit radiation oscillator without external guiding magnetic field is designed to generate high power microwave at Ku-band. By using a coaxial structure, the space-charge potential energy is suppressed significantly, that is good for enhancing efficient beam-wave interaction. In order to improve the transmission stability of the unmagnetized intense relativistic electron beam, a Pierce-like cathode is employed in the novel device. By contrast with conventional relativistic microwave generators, this kind of device has the advantages of high stability, non-guiding magnetic field, and high efficiency. Moreover, with the coaxial design, it is possible to improve the power-handing capacity by increasing the radial dimension of the Ku-band device. With a 550 keV and 7.5 kA electron beam, a 1.25 GW microwave pulse at 12.08 GHz has been obtained in the simulation. The power conversion efficiency is about 30%.
Authors:
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  1. College of Photoelectric Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22252044
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; AUGMENTATION; CAPACITY; CATHODES; CONVERSION; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRON BEAMS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MICROWAVE RADIATION; POTENTIAL ENERGY; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; SIMULATION; SPACE CHARGE; STABILITY