### Abstract

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 036502-1 |

Number of pages | 36501 |

Journal | Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics |

Volume | 64 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Aug 2001 |

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### Keywords

- cyclotron resonance maser
- electron beam
- momentum
- system equations
- linear theory
- optics

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*Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics*,

*64*(3), 036502-1. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.64.036502

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*Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics*, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 036502-1. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.64.036502

**Effect of electron-beam momentum spread on cyclotron resonance maser operation at two resonant frequencies.** / Hunter, G.J.; McNeil, B.W.J.; Robb, G.R.M.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Effect of electron-beam momentum spread on cyclotron resonance maser operation at two resonant frequencies

AU - Hunter, G.J.

AU - McNeil, B.W.J.

AU - Robb, G.R.M.

PY - 2001/8

Y1 - 2001/8

N2 - We present a theoretical analysis of cyclotron resonance maser (CRM) operation at two resonant frequencies including the effects of momentum spread in the electron beam. A linear analysis of the system equations is presented in the limit of small momentum spreads. Numerical solutions to the system equations are also given and are in agreement with the linear theory. The results predict that for realistic momentum spreads, operation of the CRM at the higher of the two resonant frequencies should be possible, extending its operating frequency range. An experiment currently under development at Strathclyde University is described and modeled numerically.

AB - We present a theoretical analysis of cyclotron resonance maser (CRM) operation at two resonant frequencies including the effects of momentum spread in the electron beam. A linear analysis of the system equations is presented in the limit of small momentum spreads. Numerical solutions to the system equations are also given and are in agreement with the linear theory. The results predict that for realistic momentum spreads, operation of the CRM at the higher of the two resonant frequencies should be possible, extending its operating frequency range. An experiment currently under development at Strathclyde University is described and modeled numerically.

KW - cyclotron resonance maser

KW - electron beam

KW - momentum

KW - system equations

KW - linear theory

KW - optics

UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.64.036502

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevE.64.036502

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevE.64.036502

M3 - Article

VL - 64

SP - 36502

EP - 36501

JO - Physical Review E

JF - Physical Review E

SN - 1539-3755

IS - 3

ER -