25 July 1989 Simulation Of Transvertron High Power Microwave Sources
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Abstract
The transvertron oscillator or amplifier is a new and efficient type of intense relativistic electron-beam-driven microwave radiation source. In the m = 0 axisymmetric version, it consists of single or multiple cylindrical cavities driven at one of the TMonp resonances by a high-voltage, low-impedance electron beam. There is no applied magnetic field and the oscillatory transverse motion acquired by the axially-injected electron beam is an essential part of the drive mechanism. The transvertron theory was systematically tested for a wide range of parameters and two possible applications. The simulations were designed to verify the theoretical predictions, assess the transvertron as a possible source of intense microwave radiation, and study its potential as a microwave amplifier. Numerical results agree well in all regards with the analytical theory. Simulations were carried out in two dimensions using CCUBE with the exception of radial loading cases, where the 3-D code SOS was required.
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Donald J. Sullivan, Donald J. Sullivan, John E. Walsh, John E. Walsh, M. Joseph Arman, M. Joseph Arman, Brendan B. Godfrey, Brendan B. Godfrey, } "Simulation Of Transvertron High Power Microwave Sources", Proc. SPIE 1061, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts, (25 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951786; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951786
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