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Title: Gyrotron with a sectioned cavity based on excitation of a far-from-cutoff operating mode

A typical problem of weakly relativistic low-power gyrotrons (especially in the case of operation at high cyclotron harmonics) is the use of long cavities ensuring extremely high diffraction Q-factors for the operating near-cutoff waves. As a result, a great share of the rf power radiated by electrons is spent in Ohmic losses. In this paper, we propose to use a sectioned cavity with π-shifts of the wave phase between sections. In such a cavity, a far-from-cutoff axial mode of the operating cavity having a decreased diffraction Q-factor is excited by the electron beam in a gyrotron-like regime.
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22493847
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2016 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; CYCLOTRON HARMONICS; DIFFRACTION; ELECTRON BEAMS; ENERGY LOSSES; EXCITATION; MICROWAVE AMPLIFIERS; RELATIVISTIC RANGE