Two-dimensional (2D) coaxial Bragg structures have been suggested for use in high-power Free Electron Masers (FEM) to synchronize radiation from different parts of an oversized annular electron beam. In this paper, the simulations of field evolution using the three-dimensional code MAGIC are carried out and results are presented. An investigation of 2D Bragg structures obtained by corrugating the inner surface of the outer conductor of a coaxial waveguide or by lining the surface of a smooth waveguide with a dielectric material, which has a bi-periodic permittivity, has been conducted. Experimental studies of 2D Bragg structures were also undertaken and the good agreement between experimental measurements and theoretical predictions is demonstrated. Measurements of a 7 cm diameter annular electron beam produced by a high-current accelerator to be used to drive the FEM are presented and the experimental set-up discussed.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2004|
- free electron masers
- 2D feedback
- annular e-beam