Cyclotron-maser experiments in a periodic waveguide

E. Jerby, G. Bekefi

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Abstract

A periodic-waveguide cyclotron maser is presented in this paper. In this device, a nonrelativistic electron beam undergoes a cyclotron interaction with traveling waves in an inductive periodic waveguide. Results of amplifier and oscillator experiments are presented. These experiments are conducted in the microwave regime (∼10 GHz) with low-energy (<10 keV), low-current (<1 A) electron beams. Considerable amplification (>10 dB) and rf power (∼100 W) have been measured in the amplifier and oscillator experiments, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4637-4641
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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