The NRL plasma-filled gyrotron experiment

S. H. Gold, C. A. Sullivan, A. C. Ting, A. W. Fliflet, W. M. Manheimer, D. A. Kirkpatrick, A. K. Kinkead

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The beam space-charge associated with a gyrating intense relativistic electron beam limits the current that can be propagated, and thus the ultimate gyrotron power. An experiment at NRL has investigate the use a background plasma to increase the gyrotron beam current beyond the vacuum space charge limit, and thus to permit higher power gyrotron operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number151466
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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