The NRL SDIO/IST program in phase-locked gyrotron oscillators

W. M. Manheimer, S. H. Gold, J. Burke, A. W. Fliflet, W. M. Black

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In cooperation with the SDIO/IST goals of generating phase-locked microwave and millimeter wave power at the hundreds of megawatt to gigawatt power level, a program has been in existence at the Naval Research Laboratory to generate such sources by enhancing the performance of gyrotron oscillators. The NRL program has emphasized the higher frequency portion of the spectrum, feeling that low frequecy phase-locked sources already exist in, for instance, SLAC klystrons. Accordingly, phase-locked sources are being developed at frequencies between about 10 and 85 GHz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-7
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - May 9 1988
Externally publishedYes

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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