A high directivity broadband corrugated horn for W-band gyro-devices

P. McElhinney, C. R. Donaldson, W. He, L. Zhang, K. Ronald, A. D. R. Phelps, A. W. Cross

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A quasi-optical corrugated horn has been constructed for a W band gyro-TWA based on a cusp electron beam source with a helically corrugated interaction region. The design is intended to provide an effective method to decouple the radiation and the beam so that a depressed collector energy recovery system may be used. The horn converts a cylindrical TE 11 mode into a free-space TEM 00 mode over a frequency band of 84 to 104 GHz. This Gaussian mode can pass through the collector system unperturbed. This type of mode converter was chosen due to the performance advantages of greater bandwidth and continuous operation over this bandwidth. The design was optimized using a mode matching method that predicts a reflection of better than -35 dB and a Gaussian coupling efficiency of 97.8%. The prototype, which has been constructed and tested, demonstrates a close agreement with these figures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 Abstracts IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-2127-4
Publication statusPublished - 24 Dec 2012


  • electromagnetic coupling
  • helical waveguide
  • gyrotrons
  • Gaussian mode


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