Observation of mode competition in an 11.4-GHZ magnicon amplifier

Steven H. Gold, Arne W. Fliflet, Melissa K. Hornstein, Allen K. Kinkead

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Abstract

This paper describes the observation of pulse shortening in an 11.4-GHz magnicon amplifier due to competition with a parasitic gyrotron mode. The parasitic mode occurred only at high operating powers, when the beam transverse momentum was high, and its excitation caused the power in the output pulse to fall off substantially. We analyze the competition between the gyrotron and magnicon modes using a time-dependent multimode gyrotron simulation code that has been specially modified to model synchronous magnicon as well as nonsynchronous gyrotron interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPPPS-2007
Subtitle of host publicationPulsed Power and Plasma Science 2007, The 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
Pages1573-1576
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventPPPS-2007: Pulsed Power and Plasma Science 2007, The 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2007Jun 22 2007

Publication series

NamePPPS-2007 - Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2007
Volume2

Conference

ConferencePPPS-2007: Pulsed Power and Plasma Science 2007, The 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM
Period6/17/076/22/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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