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Title: Perspective gyrotron with mode converter for co- and counter-rotation operating modes

A gyrotron oscillator operating efficiently at modes of both rotations was developed and tested. The gyrotron operation can be switched between two modes: co- and counter rotating ones with respect to electron rotation in a resonance magnetic field. A synthesized mode converter provides output of both waves in the form of two different paraxial wave beams corresponding to direction of the mode rotation. Measured gyrotron power (up to 2 MW), interaction efficiency (34%), and diffraction losses in the mode converter (≈2%) agree well with the design values. The proposed gyrotron scheme alloys principal enhancement in the device parameters—possibility of electronic switching of output wave beam direction and possibility to arrange an effective scheme to provide frequency/phase locking of a gyrotron-oscillator.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 46 Ul'yanov Street, 603950 Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation)
  2. (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22483129
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 106; Journal Issue: 26; Other Information: (c) 2015 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; ALLOYS; BEAMS; DESIGN; DIFFRACTION; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; OSCILLATORS; SWITCHES