The quasi-anomalous Doppler effect is proposed in this paper as a new operating regime for cyclotron-resonance masers (CRMs). It combines features of the known normal and anomalous Doppler effects. A linear analysis of the CRM interaction shows that the quasi-anomalous Doppler effect may occur with fast em waves in inductive (low-impedance) periodic waveguides, and that it may produce gain without an initial rotation of the electron beam. A practical scheme of a slotted-waveguide CRM operating in the high frequency passband is proposed for a future experiment.
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|Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
|Published - 11 Jun 1996