PIC simulations and experimental design of a cherenkov millimetre-wave source

Alan Richard Phipps, Amy Jane MacLachlan, Craig Robertson, I.V. Konoplev, Alan Phelps, Adrian Cross

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Abstract

Numerical 3D PIC code simulations show that Slow-Wave-Structures SWSs demonstrate excellent potential as a virtual dielectric in a Cherenkov based Backward Wave Oscillator (BWO). CST Microwave Studio confirms internal mode coupling between a volume TM 0,6 and surface HE 20,1 modes resulting in the creation of a high-Q cavity, necessary for the Cherenkov mechanism to be exploited. MAGIC 3D demonstrates output powers of ~2.5 MW within a 30 ns timeframe at W-Band frequencies (75-110) GHz. Successful numerical modeling underpins the current experimental investigation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIRMMW-THz 2013 38th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781467347174
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 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
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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

  • surface waves
  • backward wave oscillators
  • Cherenkov radiation

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