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Title: Injection locking of an electronic maser in the hard excitation mode

The phenomenon of hard excitation is natural for many electronic oscillators. In particular, in a gyrotron, a maximal efficiency is often attained in the hard excitation regime. In this paper, we study the injection-locking phenomena using two models of an electronic maser in the hard excitation mode. First, bifurcation analysis is performed for the quasilinear model described by ordinary differential equations for the slow amplitude and phase. Two main scenarios of transition to the injection-locked mode are described, which are generalizations of the well-known phase-locking and suppression mechanisms. The results obtained for the quasilinear model are confirmed by numerical simulations of a gyrotron with fixed Gaussian structure of the RF field.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Saratov State University, 83 Astrakhanskaya St., 410012 Saratov (Russian Federation)
  2. (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22489863
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2015 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; AMPLITUDES; BIFURCATION; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; EXCITATION; INHIBITION; MASERS; MODE LOCKING; OSCILLATORS