Experimental and computational studies of novel coaxial 2D Bragg structures for a high-power FEM

I.V Konoplev, A.D.R Phelps, A.W Cross, K Ronald, P McGrane, W He, C.G Whyte, N.S Ginzburg, N.Yu Peskov, A.S Sergeev, M Thumm

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-105
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2004


  • free electron masers
  • 2D feedback
  • microwaves
  • annular e-beam

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