Design of the NRL 280 GHz IREC maser experiment

R. B. McCowan, T. A. Hargreaves, A. W. Fliflet

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The induced resonance electron cyclotron (IREC) maser1, a quasioptical Doppler-shifted cyclotron maser, uses a quasioptical resonator to eliminate the low frequency gyrotron modes, which are a problem in waveguide CARMs. The design of the NRL 20 MW, 280 GHz IREC maser features a 500 kV, 200 A, 1 μsec pulse-length magnetron injection gun (MIG).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number151468
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves 1990 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Dec 10 1990Dec 14 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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