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Title: Moment-based, self-consistent linear analysis of gyrotron oscillators

A new model for simulating gyrotron oscillators in the monomode time-dependent linear self-consistent regime is presented. Starting from a nonlinear time-dependent monomode model, the linearization and the following simplification of the model, based on a moment approach, are described. This simplified model represents a numerically efficient model and allows to have a deeper physical insight, in particular, for regimes dominated by self-consistent effects such as for the gyro-backward wave instability. One specific case of a gyrotron cavity is studied in detail and compared with experimental results, with special attention to self-consistent effects and to the differences with a model using a fixed field profile. Self-consistent linear simulations are, amongst other applications, important for the design of frequency-tunable gyrotrons or high-power gyrotrons with cavities having a relatively low quality factor, but also for studies of parasitic oscillations as they may occur in beam ducts and/or in the launcher section following the interaction cavity.
Authors:
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  1. Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytéchnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Association Euratom-Confédération Suisse, Station 13, 1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253312
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 4; 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; BEAMS; DESIGN; MICROWAVE AMPLIFIERS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; OSCILLATIONS; OSCILLATORS; QUALITY FACTOR; SIMULATION; TIME DEPENDENCE