Latest experiments of W-band gyro-BWO using helically corrugated waveguides

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Abstract

Latest experimental developments of W-band gyro-devices with helically corrugated waveguides and a cusp electron gun are presented. The cusp generated a 40 keV, 1.5 A axis-encircling electron beam. Helical corrugated waveguides have ideal dispersive properties which improve the frequency tuning range of a gyrotron backward wave oscillator (gyro-BWO) whilst maintaining the already good efficiency of operation. The output power of the gyro-BWO was measured to be 12 kW with a frequency tuning range of 88-103 GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 38th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781467347174
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
Event2013 38th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2013 - Congress Center Mainz (Rheingoldhalle), Mainz, Germany
Duration: 1 Sep 20136 Sep 2013
http://www.irmmw-thz.org/past_conf/index.html

Conference

Conference2013 38th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2013
Abbreviated titleIRMMW-THz 2013
CountryGermany
CityMainz
Period1/09/136/09/13
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Keywords

  • backward wave oscillators
  • electron beams
  • electron guns
  • helical waveguides
  • cusp electron gun
  • tuning

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  • Prizes

    IEEE Plasma Science and Applications (PSAC) Award 2017

    Phelps, Alan (Recipient), 24 May 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Cite this

    He, W., Donaldson, C. R., Zhang, L., McElhinney, P., Phelps, A. D. R., Ronald, K., & Cross, A. W. (2013). Latest experiments of W-band gyro-BWO using helically corrugated waveguides. In 2013 38th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz) IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2013.6665707