Dispersion of helically corrugated waveguides: analytical, numerical and experimental study

G. Burt, S.V. Samsonov, A.D.R. Phelps, K. Ronald, G.G. Denisov, A.R. Young, V.L. Bratman, Alan Phelps, A.W. Cross, I.V. Konoplev, W. He, J. Thomson, C.G. Whyte

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Helically corrugated waveguides have recently been studied for use in various applications such as interaction regions in gyrotron traveling-wave tubes and gyrotron backward-wave oscillators and as a dispersive medium for passive microwave pulse compression. The paper presents a summary of various methods that can be used for analysis of the wave dispersion of such waveguides. The results obtained from an analytical approach, simulations with the three-dimensional numerical code magic, and cold microwave measurements are analyzed and compared.
Original languageEnglish
Article number046402
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004


  • amplifier
  • physics
  • fluids and plasmas
  • mathematical physics


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