Theory of Multicavity Gyroklystron Amplifier Based on a Green's Function Approach

A. K. Ganguly, A. W. Fliflet, A. H. McCurdy

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The paper presents an application of a self consistent field theory for gyrotrons to a multicavity gyroklystron configuration. The coupled RF field equation and the Lorentz equations are solved in the slow-time-scale formulation using a Green's function technique to satisfy appropriate boundary conditions. An analytical expression for the small-signal gain is obtained by the method of successive approximation. The theory has been developed for cylindrical TE▪ mnl mode as well as rectangular TE101, mode. The theory is applied to calculate the small-signal performance characteristics of a three-cavity configuration operating with rectangular TE101 mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-416
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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